Police and human rights…

Dec 3, 2017 National Post - Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press Complaints of racial profiling, discrimination by Toronto police focus of human rights inquiry Ontario Human Rights Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane has announced an inquiry into racial … [Read more...]

Who counts the dead?

Oct. 6, 2017 Ottawa Citizen = David Reevely Ontario's jails can't even count their dead, review finds Former federal correctional investigator Howard Sapers, now an advisor to Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services, has a new version of the old … [Read more...]

Racism and inclusion…

Sept 4, 2017 Globe and Mail – Reni Eddo-Lodge I stopped talking to white people about race. Here’s what I learned This article is an interesting reflection on inclusion of all kinds, a liberal insistence on the rightness of inclusion, and … [Read more...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

Pot Day – July 1, 2018

March 27, 2017 CBC News – David Cochrane Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 Former Toronto police chief and MP Bill Blair plans to announce that the long awaited legalized marijuana plan will be announced on April 10.  … [Read more...]

Devastating burdens…

Nov 21, 2016 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Lift 'devastating' loan burdens for refugees, advocates urge Liberal government - After fleeing conflict and persecution, refugees face debts that add stress, split families How to make life that more … [Read more...]

Justice report card…

Sept 20, 2016  CBC News – Alison Crawford Think tank releases report card on Canada's justice system - Territories and Manitoba score lowest, P.E.I. highest based on cost and effectiveness The conservative think tank MacDonald-Laurier Institute … [Read more...]

Awkward day…

Sept. 9, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Mohammed Adam Being Muslim on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Here’s a timely reminder for all of us.  A casual dinner date for Sunday to celebrate Eid al-Adha prompts realization that the day is the … [Read more...]

School and RJ…

Sept 6, 2016 Vancouver Sun – Tracy Sherlock B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom The article offers some insight into the potential of an RJ approach to set lacking connections that result in mis-behaviour in … [Read more...]

“Anti-Canadian values…”

Sept 2, 2016 National Newswatch – Joanna Smith Leitch asks whether Ottawa should screen immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian values’ In the context of vetting the candidates for the Conservative party leadership in Saskatoon, Candidate Leitch, … [Read more...]