28, going on 18…

June 18, 2019 CBC News – Amina Zafar 'New 18 now is 28': How screens delay teens' emotional maturity The number of teens (13-17) who visited emergency wards in Ontario with self-harming causes has doubled from 2009-2917.  There is a similar … [Read more...]

Indigenous genocide…

May 31, 2019 CBC News - Jorge Barrera National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' The CBC has verified that the 1200 page final report with 230 recommendations on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous … [Read more...]

More than prisons…

April 23, 2018 Political Options - Yafet Tewelde A youth justice system that’s more than courts and prisons Tewelde acknowledges a limited support for a broad based community support agenda for confronting youth crime but he is also complaining … [Read more...]

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...]

Sanctuary…

Feb 22, 2017  Toronto Star – Allan Woods Canada-U.S. border the final frontier for refugee-seekers The article offers an insightful side of the activity at one of Canada’s popular land border crossings between the US and Canada.  The site is … [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...]

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...]

Group homes…

March 16, 2016 Toronto Star – Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin Children's aid societies urge Ontario group-home overhaul A report tabled by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), is concerned with the lack of supervision … [Read more...]

Charities and then charities…

 Nov. 17, 2014  Globe and Mail – Gerald Caplan As CRA audits charities, there’s a scandal within a scandal   The question of the use of the CRA audits against charities voicing opposition to the Harper government policy is not new.  … [Read more...]