Peace be upon you…

Jan 31, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial Jan 30, 2017 Canada must stand strong in wake of attack on mosque The editorial, while prising the political leadership for their offers of condolences and solidarity, insists that we have had any number of … [Read more...]

CRA on Facebook…

Jan 27, 2017 CBC News - Elizabeth Thompson Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media Revelation that CRA monitors social media for tax compliance puts focus on what is 'publicly available' This revelation that CRA uses … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]

On line hate…

Jan 23, 2017 CBC News - Marketplace Canadians appear to be more hateful online. Here's what you can do about it - Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600 per cent over last year The internet appears to offer … [Read more...]

No claw-backs…

Jan 11, 2016  Canada.com – Andrew Coyne The basics of a guaranteed basic income Subsidy for low wages or a structure that would encourage the lazy?  Coyne looks at the current efforts to assess the idea of bridging income disparity by a … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

Alt-right…

Jan 5, 2017 iPolitics – Janice Dickson Leitch campaign manager gloats about spreading false info - Kouvalis says his goal was to ‘make the left go nuts’ Nick Kouvalis laughingly conceded to sharing what he knew to be false information on the … [Read more...]

Poor and racialized…

Jan 4, 2017 “May our lives be filled with more justice and less corrections.”  (A New Year’s wish from one of our readers) Globe and Mail – Patrick White New senator Kim Pate gives a voice to women in Canada's prisons New senators give … [Read more...]

An uneasy year…

Jan 2, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Shower cells, segregation, suicides and reform: A year in the life of Ottawa's troubled jail Troubles have been so many and solutions so resistant that the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre may well be … [Read more...]