Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [Read more...]

Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]

On line hate…

Jan 23, 2017 CBC News - Marketplace Canadians appear to be more hateful online. Here's what you can do about it - Marketplace report suggests hateful language by Canadians online up by 600 per cent over last year The internet appears to offer … [Read more...]

Alt-right…

Jan 5, 2017 iPolitics – Janice Dickson Leitch campaign manager gloats about spreading false info - Kouvalis says his goal was to ‘make the left go nuts’ Nick Kouvalis laughingly conceded to sharing what he knew to be false information on the … [Read more...]

Gaps…

Dec 20, 2016 CBC News 'Huge gap' between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails The negotiations between the feds and the provinces has failed, at least for the moment, clearing $11.5 million off the table.  The … [Read more...]

Flawed bill…

Dec 15, 2016   Ottawa Citizen – Marie-Danielle Smith Newly-emboldened Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act Bill S-3 is a senate bill and the third attempt to address the issue of … [Read more...]

Pot: all around the circle…

Dec 14, 2016 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Don't hold your breath: fully legalized pot could still be years away - Legalizing pot is just the 1st step before the more complex task of regulating its use and sale Have you noticed foot-dragging and … [Read more...]

Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Torture and C-51…

Dec 8, 2016  Globe and Mail – Colin Freeze Trump’s torture view may change secrets sharing with Canada: spy watchdog executive Here’s a twist on the usual C-51 discussion about Five Eyes intelligence sharing, more specifically … [Read more...]