Systemic racism…

Oct 15, 2019 CBC – David Thurton Canada is 'awash in systemic racism,' says Green Leader Elizabeth May - 'It's a hard answer because it makes people uncomfortable,' May says at foreign policy platform event Following the French language debate … [Read more...]

Words tell you…

Aug 19, 2019 The Conversation – Fatemeh Torabi Asr The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news Here is an explanation of how computers can detect fake news using algorithms which Simon Fraser University suggests is … [Read more...]

Broken promise…

July 6, 2019   CBC News - Paola Loriggio Quebec man's broken promise to wear a condom was sexual assault, justice rules Superior Court Justice Nathalie Champagne has ruled that a man who promised to wear a condom for sex but did not and … [Read more...]

Fake news 2.0…

May 28, 2017 Globe and Mail – Eddie Greenspon and Taylor Owen ‘Fake news 2.0’: A threat to Canada’s democracy The authors draw an interesting picture on both experience of “fake news” and the studies around what has happened to date.  … [Read more...]

News and net…

Feb 7, 2017  ABACUS Data – Mark Blevis & David Coletto Matters of Opinion 2017: 8 Things We Learned About Politics, the News, and the Internet Given the flurries around fake news and the struggle of the print media to sustain itself … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

Something we used to do…

Jan 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole Abolish solitary confinement for Ontario’s children and youth Solving problems by name changes seems a major part of the struggle to confront the harmful effects of solitary confinement in Ontario.  For … [Read more...]

An uneasy year…

Jan 2, 2017 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Shower cells, segregation, suicides and reform: A year in the life of Ottawa's troubled jail Troubles have been so many and solutions so resistant that the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre may well be … [Read more...]

Gaps…

Dec 20, 2016 CBC News 'Huge gap' between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails The negotiations between the feds and the provinces has failed, at least for the moment, clearing $11.5 million off the table.  The … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]