Body Cameras…

Sept 29, 2016 Blue Line News Week Police body camera study released Toronto police have made a request for funding to the Police Board to equip all front line officers with a body camera despite some reservations.  The cost is estimated at $85 … [Read more...]

No fly…

Sept 24, 2016    Tyee (BC) – Michael Vonn Secret Bans, Secret Trials: The Canadian ‘No-Fly’ Lists The article is Vonn’s first in a series to invite participation in the federal conversation on national security.  Vonn works his way … [Read more...]

No life for a child…

Sept 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Immigration detention 'profoundly harmful' to children: U of T study There are an average of 242 children each year locked down in immigration detention in Canada.  The children live with their mother … [Read more...]

Justice report card…

Sept 20, 2016  CBC News – Alison Crawford Think tank releases report card on Canada's justice system - Territories and Manitoba score lowest, P.E.I. highest based on cost and effectiveness The conservative think tank MacDonald-Laurier Institute … [Read more...]

First child…

Sept 19, 2016 Mirror (UK) – Rachel Bishop Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be euthanized in Belgium since mercy killing age restrictions were lifted In 2014 Belgium, after introducing the euthanasia laws in 2002, lifted the age … [Read more...]

Blame and resistance…

Sept 17, 2016 National Post – Andrew Coyne We are staring into the abyss of a Trump presidency and many people are to blame Blame is always filled with more regret than satisfaction, once whatever that is distasteful or wrong arrives.  Coyne … [Read more...]

Little kids…

Sept 15, 2016 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Federal government failing to comply with ruling on First Nations child welfare: tribunal - 'What they're doing is illegal, and immoral. We're talking about little kids,' Indigenous activist … [Read more...]

$15 / hour…

Sept 13, 2016 National Newswatch – Dean Bennett It’s official: Alberta puts $15 hour minimum wage in regulations for 2018 By 2018, it’s the law.  $15.00 an hour is the going rate.  There are three stages to the Alberta minimum wage … [Read more...]

Charity does, and wants to speak…

Sept 7, 2016 CBC News – Dean Beeby Anti-poverty group launches challenge of political-activity limits - Anti-poverty charity says curbs on political activity violate charter right to free expression For some time now, Canadian charities have … [Read more...]