Appallingly clever…

Oct 24, 2017 iPolitics – Marty Patriquin The niqab law is appalling. It's also clever, amoral politics. Bill C-62 in Quebec denies public service on the basis of a covered face requesting the service.  It has given voice to repeated assertions … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Unworkable law…

July 17, 2016 Canada.com – John Ivison First Nations hear hard truth that UN indigenous rights declaration is ‘unworkable’ as law Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould dropped a bombshell at the recent national meeting of the Assembly of … [Read more...]

Tax partners…

    Oct 6, 2015 CBC News – Harvey Cashore Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case Off shore on the Isle of Man, money belonging to the richest with the best accountants and lawyers is at issue.  But so … [Read more...]

HR and compassion…

  Sept 6, 2015  Huffington Post / Human Rights Watch - Kenneth Roth The Refugee Crisis That Isn’t  The current furor around the refugee crisis in Europe is misplaced says Human Rights Watch.  In fact, there is a political crisis around … [Read more...]

New voices, new views…

    July 13, 2015 Hill Times-on-line – Laura Ryckewaert and Mark Burgess New voices, new approaches expected in 2015 campaign coverage There are some new media outlets especially on line but even the usual ones are questioning the value of … [Read more...]

Global mobility…

    May 17, 2015  Globe and Mail - François Crépeau and Idil Atak Mobility will stop the migrant tragedies, not the military The authors are experts in questions around international migration, both professors at McGill and working with the … [Read more...]

Watchdogs…

     May 3, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill Retired judge and former national security adviser named to spy watchdog  As Deborah Grey leaves the chair, the Prime Minister’s Office has announced the appointment of Pierre … [Read more...]