Show up!

Aug 18, 2021 The Conversation – John D. Cameron Canadian election 2021: Risk-averse charities, civil society groups must show up Did you realize that normally, for fear of being seen as political, non-profits and charitable organizations go … [Read more...]

Human rights and …

Aug 13, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily – Amanda Jerome Ontario human rights body’s framework on racism in policing supports A2J: chief commissioner Released July 29, the ten step report seeks to address what “outgoing chief commissioner Ena Chadha … [Read more...]

Life, death and rights…

Aug 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham Soleiman Faqiri’s death caused by correctional guards in Lindsay jail, coroner’s report confirms This report may suggest that five years in the determination of the cause of death of someone in … [Read more...]

Prisoner Justice Day…

Aug. 9, 2021 Prisoner Justice Day.Ca - Aug 10, Prisoner Justice Day Here’s a complete history of the event and its historic roots – commemorating the death of Eddie Nalon.  “On August 10th 1974, prisoner Eddie Nalon bled to death in the … [Read more...]

First Emancipation Day…

July 30, 2021 Government of Canada – Heritage Canada Emancipation Day — August 1 Aug. 1, 1834, marks the day that the entire British Empire declared slaves emancipated from bondage.  On March 24, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons declared … [Read more...]

Statscan crime

July 29, 2021  Government of Canada – Statistic Canada Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas The report (released July 27, 2021) covers 2016-2020 and is measured on … [Read more...]

A qulliq – for us…

July 27, 2021 Governor General of Canada – Mary Simon – Ningiukudluk “As part of the installation ceremony, an Inuk elder lights the qulliq in the Senate Chamber. The traditional Inuit lamp represents light and warmth of family and … [Read more...]

Sapers and Doob back…

July 25, 2021   Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup and Patrick White Former correctional investigator Howard Sapers to chair federal advisory panel on prisoner isolation In an apparent effort to salvage the mess the federal government made with … [Read more...]

RJ Compassion…

July 22, 2021 Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock Young Inuk woman spared jail after killing mom; Ottawa judge leans on hope and Indigenous healing This is a striking example where all those who have struggled with the heavy handedness of criminal … [Read more...]

Well-being…

July 19, 2021 Public Policy Magazine (Max Bell Institute – Canada)   Amr Soliman Budgeting for well-being This is a critique first published on June 21, 2021 in response to the April federal budget.  But is raises a point that begs an answer … [Read more...]