Human rights and compensation…

July 14, 2017 Toronto Star – Azeezah Kanji The ‘odious’ logic behind opposition to Khadr’s compensation The apology and the recompense to Omar Khadr has clearly riled many Canadians.  Kanji tries to present the minority side of the … [Read more...]

Pot a benefit?

May 31, 2017 CBC News – Solomon Israel Could medical marijuana be your next employee health benefit? This giant leap from “low-hanging fruits” to inclusion of medical marijuana as part of the employee’s benefit package is not so bizarre.  … [Read more...]

New solitary rules…

May 24, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Canada’s prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules After repeated studies and recommendations, Corrections Canada appears ready to make some significant changes to the way solitary is … [Read more...]

Cultural Appropriation…

May 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Denise Balkissoon Can mainstream journalism survive identity politics? The question of culture appropriation has flared up in Canada with the resignation of two prominent journalists: Desmond Cole, formerly of the … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]

Criminalizing mental illness…

May 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Michael Bryant and Graham Brown Judge exposes how we criminalize mental illness The authors, Bryant, a former Ontario Attorney General, and Brown a policy analyst from John Howard, are insistent that the justice system … [Read more...]

“Free, prior and informed consent…”

April 26, 2917 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People has a clause that requires governments to obtain consent for any decision that … [Read more...]

A tale of 3 cities…

April 25, 2017 CBC News – Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay - Premier Wynne made the announcement at Liuna Station in Hamilton on Monday just after 9 a.m. You have to apply but there are no strings … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

A Gift Exchanged…

April 13, 2017 CBC News – The Canadian Press Malala Yousafzai's full speech to Parliament - 'Education for girls can transform communities, countries and our world,' Nobel laureate says in address Canada’s sixth and youngest ever Honorary … [Read more...]