Clean environment a human right…

Sept 2, 2022  United Nations Declaration: Climate and Environment UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right “The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the 'historic' decision and … [Read more...]

Polarization…

Mar 24, 2022 Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) - 50th anniversary Democracy under threat? Polarization and public policy in Canada - IRPP 50th Anniversary event series: What should be on Canada’s policy radar? IRPP is inviting … [Read more...]

Hate crimes…

Mar 21, 2022 CBC News – Canadian Press Number of reported hate crimes set new record in 2020 as other crimes decreased: Statistics Canada - The overall rate of police-reported crime dropped by 10 per cent compared to 2019 The report suggests … [Read more...]

Mandatory minimums…

May 8, 2017 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system Critics have been wondering about the delays involved in setting aside the mandatory minimum sentences held … [Read more...]

Parting shots…

     June 22, 2015 Globe and Mail – Marcus Gee With a stirring show of unity and faith, Charleston leaves the world in awe What response to the 21 year old Dylan Roof who shot six women and three men at a prayer service in Charleston, … [Read more...]

Right and wrong…

    April 22, 2015  National Post – Peter MacKay Peter MacKay: What the Court got right — and wrong — on mandatory sentences for gun crimes Minister of Justice Peter MacKay writes a guest column for the National Post to remind us that … [Read more...]

Disconnected…

    Mar 31, 2015  CBC News – Kady O’Malley Bill C-51 amendments seem unconnected to committee process - Not one Conservative MP publicly voiced concerns during last week's marathon hearings  The changes to C-51 from the clause-by-clause … [Read more...]

Niqab and hijab…

    Mar 11, 2015  National Newswatch:  Joan Bryden Harper calls Muslim face-covering veil ‘anti-women,’ unacceptable The rhetoric around the niqab and the hijab has been notched a little higher with an exchange between Stephen Harper and … [Read more...]

Costly, cynical, and likely unconstitutional…

    Mar 6, 2015 Globe and Mail – Debra Parkes and Isabel Grant A life sentence without parole will not make Canadians safer Parkes is a professor of law at Allard (UBC) and Grant at the University of Manitoba.  Both are of the opinion that … [Read more...]

The Doers and Watchers…

    Feb 5, 2015 Church Council on Justice and Corrections and Circles of Support and Accountability Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA): An Effective Approach to Community Safety  The government funding of the CoSA programs stops … [Read more...]