Teen suicide…

Sept 14, 2017 National Post – Dr. Mike Sosteric Teen suicide is on the rise and this is why The commentary comes from the context of World Suicide Prevention Sunday just past (Sept 10).  Sosteric draws attention to the highest rates of suicide … [Read more...]

Zombie laws…

Mar 9, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Federal government to axe 'zombie laws' from Canada's Criminal Code - Bans on abortion, duelling and water-skiing at night remain on books after being struck down in court Canada’s Criminal Code has had … [Read more...]

The precariat…

Dec 29, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The precariat, populism and robots: is basic income a political imperative? Standing, a University of London researcher, offers a question about the need to re-frame the current assumptions around … [Read more...]

Sanctioned discrimination…

Oct 10, 2016 Policy Option – Cindy Blackstock The long history of discrimination against First Nations children The Canadian Human Rights Commission has now twice ordered the federal government to correct the discriminatory practices against … [Read more...]

Cycle of punishment…

 Oct. 16, 2013  CBC News Ashley Smith 'hopeless' weeks before death, inquest told  Kim Pate thinks that Ashley Smith was stuck in a cycle of punishment.  Pate testified that she wanted to have Smith transferred to hospital but that “once … [Read more...]

Income solution

 Sept. 13, 2013  Globe and Mail  - Michael Babad Would boosting minimum wage help ease the income gap? Given all the recent news around income disparity and the consequences on the economy and on personal lives, the reduction of the income … [Read more...]

Governing through crime

April 18, 2013  Berkeley Blog – Jonathan Simon ‘Mass incarceration now, tomorrow, forever’: Gov. Jerry Brown and the politics of court bashing  Simon says that California’s struggle with the orders of the Supreme Court to reduce … [Read more...]