New vision…

April 11, 2020 The Guardian (UK) – The Long Read - Rebecca Solnit 'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope The outcome of disasters is not foreordained. It’s a conflict, one that takes place while things … [Read more...]

Prisons – No one safe…

Feb. 22, 2020 The Marshall Project - Joseph Neff and Alysia Santo Mississippi Prisons: No One's Safe, Not Even the Guards - Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence. The reputation of prisons in Mississippi leaves nothing to the … [Read more...]

Women;s Day…

March 7, 2016 Toronto Star – Carol Goar Surprising perspective on International Women’s Day March 8 is International Women’s Day and Goar suggests that the bar for the women’s movement was set too low in retrospect and in view of the … [Read more...]

Transparency…

  Sept. 18, 2014  Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests  A request by Liberal MP Scott Brison to the Government Operations Center brought a revelation that the Conservative government has collected … [Read more...]

Pot…

  July 31, 2014  MacLean’s – Paul Wells Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke   Wells thinks that the advocacy of the N.Y. Times editorial board for the legalization of marijuana, and the growing acceptance of that position in Canada, is … [Read more...]

Violence in Youth Centre

  June 26, 2014  Toronto Star – Patty Winsa Self-defence training, protective equipment ordered for youth jail guards after attacks, union says  The Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton has had several recent incidents of violence in which … [Read more...]

New prison unrest

  April 28, 2013  880 AM NEWS - Alberta prison guards fighting back  When the provincial government ignored concerns raised by guards around the new Edmonton remand centre, an entire shift of 70 guards staged a wildcat strike.  Two … [Read more...]