The precariat…

Dec 29, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The precariat, populism and robots: is basic income a political imperative? Standing, a University of London researcher, offers a question about the need to re-frame the current assumptions around … [Read more...]

Hats off for Dallaire…

Dec 23, 2016 Hill Times – Kate Malloy Dallaire’s on a mission and it’s not impossible Here’s a hope –filled note, one arising from a well-spring of intense suffering.  At 70, former Lieutenant General and Senator Romeo Dallaire is … [Read more...]

Gaps…

Dec 20, 2016 CBC News 'Huge gap' between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails The negotiations between the feds and the provinces has failed, at least for the moment, clearing $11.5 million off the table.  The … [Read more...]

Prisons gone wrong…

Dec 19, 2016 iPolitics – Michael Harris Prison reform gone wrong - Canada’s corrections system is now the real crime Harris looks at the impact of the tough-on-crime era on the present operations of the federal and provincial prisons and … [Read more...]

Lies…

Dec 16, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism Better known as Davos, this forum is preparing for its annual meeting next year with a series of three articles on world economic conditions and where they … [Read more...]

Flawed bill…

Dec 15, 2016   Ottawa Citizen – Marie-Danielle Smith Newly-emboldened Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act Bill S-3 is a senate bill and the third attempt to address the issue of … [Read more...]

Pot: all around the circle…

Dec 14, 2016 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Don't hold your breath: fully legalized pot could still be years away - Legalizing pot is just the 1st step before the more complex task of regulating its use and sale Have you noticed foot-dragging and … [Read more...]

Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]