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...]

No claw-backs…

Jan 11, 2016  Canada.com – Andrew Coyne The basics of a guaranteed basic income Subsidy for low wages or a structure that would encourage the lazy?  Coyne looks at the current efforts to assess the idea of bridging income disparity by a … [Read more...]

Shifting…

Aug. 31, 2016 The Hill Times – Peter Mazereeuw New cabinet committee signals shift in litigation strategy: Cotler Dominic Leblanc was recently appointed to oversee a committee to examine and strategize around how to handle the 42,000 lawsuits … [Read more...]

Who owns testimony?

June 19, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa seeks top court ruling on residential school records Who owns the testimony of those victims of the Indigenous residential schools?   The question is important for the decision of what … [Read more...]

Suicide contagion…

June 7, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Woodstock students stage walkout over ‘suicide contagion’ High school students in this small Ontario town close to London will walk out of classes today to protest the suicide of five students so … [Read more...]

UN Guidelines for solitary…

May 11, 2016 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Ontario ombudsman calls for end to long-term solitary confinement in jails Ombudsman Paul Dubé wants Ontario to endorse the UN guidelines on solitary confinement or segregation in its 27 prisons.  … [Read more...]

The war at home…

April 1, 2016 CBC Firsthand The War At Home This 44 minute documentary examines the fall out of domestic violence.  Frighteningly, “across Canada, a woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner.  3,000 more flee their homes each … [Read more...]

Workable GAI…

March 31, 2016 National Newswatch – John Milloy How will we know if a guaranteed annual income works? Former Ontario cabinet minister and MPP John Milloy looks at the concept of a Guaranteed Annual Income itself and the various ways a government … [Read more...]

Sapers: End solitary…

March 9, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press End use of solitary for mentally ill inmates, prison watchdog urges In an annual report to the government, the Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers note some improvement but is calling for three … [Read more...]

GAI…

March 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Keith Leslie, Canadian Press Ontario will test idea of a guaranteed minimum income to ease poverty The idea has been floating around for a while.  The notion is to set a minimum but adequate amount for people … [Read more...]