Handgun ban…

May 28, 2020 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa’s gun legislation will effectively allow cities to ban handguns This is a puzzling announcement from the federal government.  Having already announced a ban on assault rifles, the feds … [Read more...]

What’s fair…

May 25, 2020 Toronto Star – Laurie Monsebraaten Why do provinces often confiscate federal benefits from people who clearly need them? Why does the government clawback funds desperately needed by people on the edge and often over the edge of … [Read more...]

Legal side…

May 23, 2020 Global News – Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell The terrorism confronting Canada: Unsophisticated and frustratingly effective Bell and Russell are suggesting, an illustrating with examples, that while we have paid almost exclusive … [Read more...]

Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Stumbling blindly…

May 17, 2020 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Halt drug possession charges during pandemic to stem spike in overdose deaths, advocates say Advocates for harm reduction are suggesting that the anxiety around Covid-19 and the attendant limitations on … [Read more...]

Lawsuit…

May 14, 2020 HuffPost (Canada) – Samantha Beattie Government Taken to Court Over ‘Cruel’ Treatment of Prisoners during COVID-19 Pandemic - Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis. A … [Read more...]

She-session…

May 12, 2020 Global News - Erica Alini Welcome to the ‘she-session.’ Why this recession is different The recession is bound to introduce significant changes to our lives and one would hope that we could choose to redress some regressive … [Read more...]

May 10, 2020 – What would Mom say...  (Ed note: We are grateful to the MOMS of Ottawa for this timely and powerful reminder that besides being the centre of family affection moms are also a moral bulwark against our callous and hurtful ways of … [Read more...]

Connections…

May 8, 2020 Policy Options – Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher The Intimate Connection between Mass Shootings and Violence against Women - The Nova Scotia attacks began with domestic violence. It fits a pattern that police, policy-makers and … [Read more...]

Guns, still…

May 5, 2020 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Assault weapons ban ‘significant,’ but handguns the key to Toronto gun violence, say advocates Reactions to the federal government’s plans to ban assault weapons have been varied.  The vast majority … [Read more...]