Who we are…

June 30, 2016  Happy Canada Day! “Democracy is not easy. It's hard. Living up to our ideals can be difficult even in the best of times, and it can be harder when the future seems uncertain, or when in response to legitimate fears and … [Read more...]

At risk…

June 29, 2016 Globe and Mail – Stephanie Levitz Refugee system reform at risk as asylum numbers keep climbing: report The Conservative government in 2013 brought changes to the way Canada received refugees and immigrants.  Certain steps of … [Read more...]

Web refresh…

June 27, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Vito Pillieci Federal government prepares biggest refresh of its web offerings ever In the web of federal government services there are about 1500 sites that interact with the public about government policies and … [Read more...]

A taste of the problem….

June 24, 2016 Global News – Leslie Young A ‘radical act’: Edmonton police’s experiment showed recruits how it felt to be LGBTQ in the city Edmonton police was training officers about vulnerability.  Conceding that most police are male and … [Read more...]

Cyberwarriors…

June 23, 2016 CBC News - Murray Brewster Former CSIS head says Canada should have its own cyberwarriors - Documents show Forces are struggling to develop even a defensive cyber capability Richard Fadden, Canada’s former spy chief, says that … [Read more...]

Electoral reform…

June 21, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Kady O’Malley Kenney, Cullen and a bunch of rookie Liberal MPs. meet your electoral reform committee! The nomination of a committee for electoral reform has arrived.  The Liberals have nominated all rookie MPs, … [Read more...]

Who owns testimony?

June 19, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa seeks top court ruling on residential school records Who owns the testimony of those victims of the Indigenous residential schools?   The question is important for the decision of what … [Read more...]

Senate muscle…

June 16, 2016 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Physician-assisted dying bill passes Senate 64-12, sent back to House - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has already thrown cold water on a major amendment The vote in the Senate was 64-12 with one … [Read more...]

Gun laws, LGBTQ…

June 15, 2016 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson Orlando shooting renews calls for Canadian gun control - Mulcair calls on Liberals to fulfill campaign promise to repeal Bill 42 The Conservative Bill-42 allows restricted and prohibited weapons to … [Read more...]

Policy movement…

June 12, 2016 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Policymaking as a movement: Is the public service ready for Trudeau? Lenihan recalls the discovery of how the various silos of government were linked when the digital revolution offered the … [Read more...]