On progress…

Oct 3, 2022 CBC News - Truth and Reconciliation Count Beyond 94 – Truth and Reconciliation in Canada The link is to a program tracking the responses to the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  “The site provides … [Read more...]

Second chances…

Sept 30, 2022 Toronto Star - Emilie Coyle, Pamela Cross, Pam Hrick Sealing criminal records of marginalized people will improve many lives - When we use criminal records to determine suitability for jobs, housing and volunteering, we recreate … [Read more...]

Better neighbours…

Sept 26, 2022 Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State) How Norwegian prisons prepare inmates to become better neighbors “Much about Norway’s famous prisons stands in contrast to American impressions of incarceration. The opinion of the Norwegian … [Read more...]

5 C’s…

Sept 23, 2022 Passblue - Laura E. Kirkpatrick ‘You Owe Us’: Youths Tell World Leaders at UN to Get All Kids Back in School Here’s the revised suggested fundamental curriculum for schooling – from reading, writing and arithmetic to … [Read more...]

Canada mirrored…

Sept 19, 2022  CBC News – Brian Mulroney gives eulogy at ceremony for Queen in Ottawa / Adrienne Clarkson speaks at ceremony for Queen in Ottawa Mulroney recalls the context of Apartheid in South Africa and Canada’s role in the struggle with … [Read more...]

Slippage…

Sept 16, 2022  CBC News – Olivia Stefanovich Cindy Blackstock asks Human Rights Tribunal to reject $20B child welfare compensation deal - Blackstock says the fixed sum doesn't guarantee complainants a minimum amount In a surprising reaction to … [Read more...]

Stop the prison…

Sept 12, 2022 Campaign to Stop the Proposed Kemptville Prison – Justin Piché, U of Ottawa Residents are raising funds in support of their legal action against the Ford government to stop the project In August 2020, the Ford government announced … [Read more...]

Power and democracy…

Sept 9, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – John L. Hill Myles Sanderson parole decisions The loss of life and the injuries in the Sanderson case has the power to move us to outrage and insistence on the harshest interpretation of legal punishment as a … [Read more...]

Fakes…

Sept 6, 2022  CBC – Robson Fletcher In search of 'James Galan': How seemingly fake social media accounts permeate Alberta politics Look closely and you'll find plenty of opinionated 'people' who use stock images as profile photos Most … [Read more...]

Clean environment a human right…

Sept 2, 2022  United Nations Declaration: Climate and Environment UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right “The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the 'historic' decision and … [Read more...]