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...]

Creating inequality…

  Sept 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Marco Chown Oved Blitz finds nearly half of companies with interns break law  Here’s a lesson on why there is a growing income gap.  A blitz by the provincial labour department in Ontario has revealed that … [Read more...]

Orange – the new black…

   June 12, 2014   Ottawa Citizen – Justin Piche Orange need not be the new black Piche is at the University of Ottawa and promoting the International Conference on Penal Abolition (U of Ottawa – June 13-15).  He thinks that, with over … [Read more...]

$6.90 a day?

 Oct. 21, 2013 CBC News - Maureen Brosnahan Prison inmates' strike over pay spreads - Federal government has cut prisoners' pay by 30%  Top pay per day is $6.90, first established in 1981 but only a few make the top pay; most these days are … [Read more...]

Cycle of punishment…

 Oct. 16, 2013  CBC News Ashley Smith 'hopeless' weeks before death, inquest told  Kim Pate thinks that Ashley Smith was stuck in a cycle of punishment.  Pate testified that she wanted to have Smith transferred to hospital but that “once … [Read more...]

Blaming the victims

  Sept 6, 2013 –  CBC News Ottawa's research on trafficking of aboriginal women panned - Some in aboriginal community accuse government of blaming victims  A RFP by the federal government is asking for researchers to look at the potential for … [Read more...]