RCMP choices…

May 16, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Time for civilian governance at the RCMP, watchdog says in harassment report - Time for government to take over efforts to fix RCMP's dysfunctional workplace culture, says watchdog The RCMP culture is … [Read more...]

Home grown and C-51…

Aug 12, 2016 CBC News – Aaron Wherry What Aaron Driver means for the debate on amending Bill C-51- Case of ISIS sympathizer comes amid outstanding question of anti-terror laws Aaron Driver is the terrorist killed on Wednesday by the RCMP in … [Read more...]

An obvious gap…

July 20, 2016  CBC News – Michael Tutton Canada's shortage of non-white judges creates 'an obvious gap' Though already previously remarked, the racial and ethnic make-up of Canada’s judiciary is almost totally white.  Naiomi Metallic, a … [Read more...]

Another…

     Sept 1, 2015  Vancouver Sun - Ian Mulgrew: Ivan Henry’s lawyer lambastes Crown’s case - Vancouver police, prosecutors used unethical, ‘pathetic’ evidence against wrongfully convicted man  Ivan Henry spent 27 years in jail for … [Read more...]

“Life means life”

    Aug 19, 2015 Canadian Press Harper says he’ll resurrect ‘life means life’ legislation One of the bills already promised but allowed to die on the order paper, Stephen Harper has resurrected the “life means life” bill in the … [Read more...]

PAC’$…

     June 26, 2015 Toronto Star – Robin V. Sears Rise of Canadian PACs corrodes our democracy - The proliferation of U.S.-style political action committees and the attack ads they fund is hurting Canadian politics. The PAC’s are … [Read more...]

Pardon and second chances…

     June 18, 2015 Toronto Star – R. Roy McMurtry and Anthony N. Doob Making pardons tougher to obtain is harsh and unfair  McMurtry is a former chief justice of Ontario and Doob is a highly respected professor of criminology at U of T.  … [Read more...]

No!

    June 5, 2015 New York Times – Op Ed Edward Snowden (June 5, 2015) Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance Snowden is celebrating “the power of an informed public” in what he views as a triumph for democracy when the people … [Read more...]

Housing first…

      May 29, 2015 Globe and Mail – Erin Anderssen Inside the world's best mental-health program to keep homeless people off the street    The article follows Jason Platt, a Canadian Mental Health outreach worker, who encounters street … [Read more...]

One mattress…

     May 27, 2015 CBC News Edmonton inmate stomped to death owed $287 LRT fine - Video of eight-minute attack entered as evidence Monday at fatality inquiry Rather than pay his fine, Barry Stewart choose to spend three days in the Edmonton … [Read more...]