Terror and the Niqab…

     Feb 16, 2015  Star Phoenix (Regina) – Stephen Maher, Canada.com Former spy speaks out on anti-terror bill  Francois Lavigne went from the FIU (Foreign Interference Unit) of the RCMP to CSIS when it was first formed in 1984 – he was … [Read more...]

Withdraw C-51…

    Feb 13, 2015  Globe and Mail – Ed Broadbent and Roy Romanov Parliament must reject the anti-terror bill    “The Harper government has been effective in piling up our security anxieties. But actual material and strategic support for … [Read more...]

“Good” bad news…

   Oct 17, 2014  iPolitics – Steve Sullivan Howard Sapers is good at his job. So why hasn’t he been fired?  Canada’s first federal ombudsman for victims of crime is suggesting that the more effective Howard Sapers becomes in reporting … [Read more...]

Safe and Timely…

   Oct 11, 2014 Office of the Correctional Investigator – 41st Report to Parliament  - Howard Sapers Overcoming Barriers to Safe and Timely Reintegration  Sapers paints a picture of the challenges around the release and reintegration of … [Read more...]

Transparency…

  Sept. 18, 2014  Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests  A request by Liberal MP Scott Brison to the Government Operations Center brought a revelation that the Conservative government has collected … [Read more...]

Reports, reports…

  Sept 6, 2014  National Newswatch - Jennifer Ditchburn, Canadian Press Reports contradict PM’s view on aboriginal women victims  There are some 40 reports already on the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women, all with … [Read more...]

C-36

   July 16, 2014 Globe and Mail – Josh Wingrove Tories soften prostitution bill provision by expanding legal discussion areas  The Globe and Mail is reporting that the federal government will change the key provision of the new prostitution … [Read more...]

Refugee health…

  July 5, 2014  Canadian Press – Steve Rennie Refugee health-care cuts struck down  A federal court judge has ruled that cuts to health care of refugee claimants are “cruel and unusual.”  Justice Anne Mactavish said that the cuts put … [Read more...]

Simmering…

June 25, 2014  Globe and Mail – Eden Robinson How Gateway stokes a simmering fury among B.C. natives Here’s an explanation for the bitter resentment of BC Coastal Aboriginals around the Gateway pipeline.  The author belongs to a small first … [Read more...]

600 plus

  Mar 7, 2014  CBC News No call for national inquiry in MPs' report on aboriginal women   The Parliamentary Special Committee on Violence against Aboriginal Women has not recommended an inquiry, disappointing many across the country.  … [Read more...]