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...]

Give it up…

July 16, 2021 CBC News - Caitlyn Gowriluk Manitoba's Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier's comments on colonial history Two days after Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called colonial policies “well intentioned,” … [Read more...]

Honour…

July 13, 2021 The Conversation (Canada) - Anne Levesque Honour those found at residential schools by respecting the human rights of First Nations children today Levesque is an assistant professor of law at the University of Ottawa and outlines at … [Read more...]

Jail as therapy…

July 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham He had a gun to kill himself. For that, an Ontario judge gave him to two years in jail This is a bizarre story that ought to lead to at least an acknowledgment of the inability of the law to confront … [Read more...]

TRC score – 8/94

July 7, 2021  Yellowhead Institute - Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby SPECIAL REPORT: Calls to Action Accountability: A 2020 Status Update on Reconciliation This link offers a badly needed perspective on just what has been accomplished among the 94 recs … [Read more...]