Certainties

Nov. 11, 2019 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson It’s Important to Doubt Our Certainties In the aftermath of the federal election, and the general distaste for its headlong rush into thrashing personalities while avoid the issues, Pearson … [Read more...]

Hospitality…

Nov. 6, 2019 Guardian (UK – Long Read) – Priya Basil Make yourselves at home: the meaning of hospitality in a divided world This is soup and dinner for souls weary with tensions from violent events and political divide, perhaps even a … [Read more...]

On finding peace…

Nov. 3, 2019 Toronto Star – Kim Zarzour How a Markham sex assault survivor found justice — and peace A victim of sexual assault has become the first case to be examined by restorative justice.  Marlee Liss of Markham was assaulted three years … [Read more...]

Soul Search…

Oct. 30, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Kelly Egan The Montsion trial won't give us the collective soul search we need The trial of Const. Daniel Montsion, charged with manslaughter and assault, for the death of Abdirahman Abdi in July 2016 has managed … [Read more...]

Our loss…

Oct 24, 2019 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson The Election’s Greatest Loss “The heat of the federal election is now over and cold morning of reality has begun to set in.  All that energy.  All those voiced aspirations of what a great … [Read more...]

Quo vadis…

Oct 19, 2019 Global TV News – Rachel Brown Conservative platform gets a failing grade, Liberal’s barely passes on poverty and health: report The link provides a comparison between all four national political parties and their stated positions … [Read more...]

Systemic racism…

Oct 15, 2019 CBC – David Thurton Canada is 'awash in systemic racism,' says Green Leader Elizabeth May - 'It's a hard answer because it makes people uncomfortable,' May says at foreign policy platform event Following the French language debate … [Read more...]

Election questions…

Oct 10, 2019  Canada can be on the cusp of a new way of understanding what justice requires What needs to change and why? Here are examples of why changes are needed in the criminal justice system: The criminal justice system is being … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]

Stolen Dreams …

Sept 24, 2019  BBC (UK) Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change' A 16 year old Swedish girl has shaken a world audience with the urgency and proximity of global disaster from climate change.  Her remarks before the UN in New York … [Read more...]