More prisons…

Sept 28, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees - CBSA has finalized plans to build 2 new immigration holding centres and to retrofit another The goal seems to be to have three detention … [Read more...]

Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [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...]

Community and police…

July 12, 2016 Abacus Data – Bruce Anderson & David Coletto CANADIANS’ MORAL COMPASS SET DIFFERENTLY FROM THAT OF OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH In the face of the horrendous killings this week in the US with racism at root, Canadians may … [Read more...]

Beyond Grief…

May 13, 2016 Montreal Gazette / Ottawa Citizen – Christopher Curtis and Charlie Fidelman Beyond grief: A history of violence This article is Part two of a series that looks at events in two Indigenous communities near Sept Iles (QC) where five … [Read more...]

PMO vs delivery units…

    Oct. 30, 2015 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Will Trudeau’s “Delivery Units” further centralize the PMO? A British brain child of Michael Barber, the delivery unit recognizes the gap between the legislative and the … [Read more...]

Policing schools…

     Oct 27, 2015  Toronto Star – New York Times Video of South Carolina officer flipping, dragging black student sparks outrage - The girl and a male student were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace This is a startling video and … [Read more...]

The prescription drug…

    Aug. 5, 2015 Globe and Mail – Jacqueline Nelson The high-stakes battle of medications, insurers and the government   While many drug users do not realize that there is a list of drugs called a formulary that any drug plan will pay for, … [Read more...]

New legislation…

 Oct 14, 2014  CTV News Public safety minister to introduce bill for tracking homegrown terrorists abroad While details are still scarce, Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney has announced the government’s intent to introduce new legislation … [Read more...]