Bigger jails no cure…

May 5, 2017 –  Ottawa Sun – Irene Matthias, Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) MATHIAS: Bigger jail no cure-all Matthias is reflecting on her oft repeated message that caging people is no answer. MOMS is an Ottawa group of mothers whose … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

Poor and racialized…

Jan 4, 2017 “May our lives be filled with more justice and less corrections.”  (A New Year’s wish from one of our readers) Globe and Mail – Patrick White New senator Kim Pate gives a voice to women in Canada's prisons New senators give … [Read more...]

Charity chill…

Dec 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Editorial (Dec. 6, 2016) Liberals should put an end to Harper’s charity chill The Star is calling for an end to the political audits of charities that oppose government policy by Canada Revenue Agency.  The audits, … [Read more...]

Charity does, and wants to speak…

Sept 7, 2016 CBC News – Dean Beeby Anti-poverty group launches challenge of political-activity limits - Anti-poverty charity says curbs on political activity violate charter right to free expression For some time now, Canadian charities have … [Read more...]

Canada & Millennials…

July 3, 2016 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson How Obama Saw Canada Is Increasingly How We See Ourselves Pearson is responding to the sight of the combined enthusiasm displayed in the House when US President Obama addressed the Parliament.  … [Read more...]

Taxes and hunger…

June 10, 2016 Huffington Post - Althia Raj Tory MP Ted Falk: Liberals Put Themselves Ahead Of Charities By Killing Tax Bill Conservative Ted Falk had introduced Bill 209 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Charitable gifts) but the Liberal … [Read more...]

Parliamentary oversight…

    May 19, 2015  Toronto Star:  Grant Mitchell, Roméo Dallaire and Hugh Segal Canada’s national security agencies need parliamentary oversight - In this era of enormous complexity and ambiguity, the need for oversight on intelligence … [Read more...]

Chaplaincy services…

   Jan 26, 2015  Toronto Star – Ed Tubb Chaplains keep up work with parolees — even without a paycheque Harry Nigh is a Mennonite minister and a long-time advocate for people coming out of the prison system.  He is called on … [Read more...]