At risk…

June 29, 2016 Globe and Mail – Stephanie Levitz Refugee system reform at risk as asylum numbers keep climbing: report The Conservative government in 2013 brought changes to the way Canada received refugees and immigrants.  Certain steps of … [Read more...]

Khadr’s bail…

    Nov. 29, 2015 Toronto Star – Ben Spurr Ottawa reconsidering position on Omar Khadr’s case - Federal Liberals may not fight ruling that let ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner out on bail in May. The Khadr case was one of those that suggested … [Read more...]

C-51 overhaul…

    Nov. 3, 2015 National Newswatch – Canadian Press: Jim Bronskill Trudeau faces demands to reverse an array of Harper-era security policies  Besides the focus on the new cabinet, Trudeau is getting some pressure around the ‘problematic … [Read more...]

Dangerous tactics…

    Oct 26 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Erna Paris Canada is not immune to the most dangerous tactic in politics The article is a timely warning us of a most dangerous political tactic and to be wary of pitting the majority against an immigrant … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums targeted…

    Sept 28, 2015  Global TV News Justin Trudeau might repeal some mandatory minimums if elected Trudeau said Sunday in an interview with Tom Clarke that a Liberal government would tackle both the mandatory minimum and the provisions of C-24 … [Read more...]

Collateral damages…

     Sept 11, 2015 N.Y. Times (US) – Shaila Dewan The Collateral Victims of Criminal Justice  This article started in the context of lesser penalties for corporate crime because the penalty may harm the lives of innocent employees and … [Read more...]

Conscience…

     June 19, 2015  MacLean’s – Aaron Wherry The House votes for (some vague notion of) freedom! As the house nears the end of its session, this motion #590 may cause us to wonder a little about the power of language to affirm or to cloud … [Read more...]

49 Rangers…

    April 21, 2015 CBC News – Kristen Everson 49 Canadian Rangers have died since January 2011 Flagged first by a Chaplain to the Northern Rangers serving the Artic Region, the Defense Department has revealed that since January 2011 … [Read more...]

Update due…

    April 10, 2015  APTN News - Jorge Barrera RCMP to release ‘update’ report on murdered, missing Indigenous women file in May  The RCMP plan to update their last report on the murdered and missing women.  They say that 46% of the … [Read more...]

Pounding the pulpit…

    Mar 27, 2015  Toronto Star – Editorial (March 27, 2015) Flaying the Anti-Terrorism Act:  Public support for the Anti-Terrorism Act has plunged dramatically as Canadians learn of the details. Pardon the expressions but the Toronto Star … [Read more...]