5 C’s…

Sept 23, 2022 Passblue - Laura E. Kirkpatrick ‘You Owe Us’: Youths Tell World Leaders at UN to Get All Kids Back in School Here’s the revised suggested fundamental curriculum for schooling – from reading, writing and arithmetic to “critical … [Read more...]


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 direct … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames within … [Read more...]

Community response…

April 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Hundreds march in Halifax after series of violent deaths Several hundred people who included both the chief of police and the mayor of Halifax have given community action and solidarity a new meaning: … [Read more...]


    Dec 19, 2015 Globe and Mail – Ian Brown and Alex Crétey Systermans Jean Vanier’s comfort and joy: ‘What we have to do is find the places of hope’ A very distinguished and internationally respected Canadian, Vanier was the founder of L’Arche, … [Read more...]


     Dec 16, 2015 CBC News – Susana Mas Truth and Reconciliation final report charts path to 'true reconciliation' Justice Murray Sinclair is hoping for a new era in relationship with Canada’s First Nations.  In releasing the final report of the … [Read more...]

Where’s the money?

 April 15, 2014  Victoria Times Colonist (BC) – Katie DeRosa Victims’ rights bill lacks resources, critics say   The Victims Bill of Rights has lots of promises but no new money to fund the services or the RJ processes.  Mary Campbell, a 30 … [Read more...]

What price, what security?

 Mar 6, 2014  Toronto Star – Richard J. Brennan Pan Am Games security costs jump again, but province won’t say why   The original price tag was $113 million.  Then the cost went to $206 million.  Now it’s at $239 million and shows no signs – or … [Read more...]

A double edged sword?

 Aug.10, 2013  Global TV News – Erica Tucker Double-edged sword: who the new cyberbullying law will help and hurt  The article on the Nova Scotia’s new law, implemented yesterday, includes a video of the father of Rehtaeh Parsons speaking to the … [Read more...]

Special: Higher Education in prisons

 February 9, 2013 Bard College in Annandale-on-the-Hudson (N.Y.) Bard Prison Initiative to Hold Largest Commencement in Its History on January 26 at Eastern NY Correctional Facility Founded in 1999, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) provides … [Read more...]