Two Canada’s, too?…

    Mar 29, 2015  Ted Talks - Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided A Ted talk (almost 20 minute video) that is an inspiring story about one of the myriads of consequences to the 9/11 incidents.  … [Read more...]

CBA no to C-51…

     Mar 22, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Canadian Bar Association denounces government’s anti-terrorism bill The CBA assessment of C-51:  the anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will … [Read more...]

Truth matters!

     Mar 17, 2015  National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Do truth and values (still) matter in politics? Lenihan draws attention to the imitation of American Republican style politics where perception is king and truth or evidence does not … [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...]

Politics of fear…

    Mar 10, 2015  Globe and Mail – Jane Taber Trudeau slams Tories for terror rhetoric Addressing a group of 500 McGill alumni in Toronto, Trudeau drew a comparison between the way Canada responded to the Jewish refuges of the 30’s and … [Read more...]

Political Pandering…

     Mar 7, 2015  Toronto Star – Editorial (Mar 6, 2015) Cynical political pandering, not public safety, is driving the Tories’ tough-on-crime agenda This, says the Star, is cynical political pandering at its rawest…the Tories are … [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...]