No claw-backs…

Jan 11, 2016  Canada.com – Andrew Coyne The basics of a guaranteed basic income Subsidy for low wages or a structure that would encourage the lazy?  Coyne looks at the current efforts to assess the idea of bridging income disparity by a … [Read more...]

Poor and racialized…

Jan 4, 2017 “May our lives be filled with more justice and less corrections.”  (A New Year’s wish from one of our readers) Globe and Mail – Patrick White New senator Kim Pate gives a voice to women in Canada's prisons New senators give … [Read more...]

The precariat…

Dec 29, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The precariat, populism and robots: is basic income a political imperative? Standing, a University of London researcher, offers a question about the need to re-frame the current assumptions around … [Read more...]

Lies…

Dec 16, 2016 World Economic Forum – Guy Standing The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism Better known as Davos, this forum is preparing for its annual meeting next year with a series of three articles on world economic conditions and where they … [Read more...]

Twitter venom…

Dec 4, 2016 CBC News – At Issue – Peter Mansfield, Jennifer Ditchburn, Althea Raj, Chantal Hébert Hateful tweets The At Issue panel looks at the racism, misogyny and threats directed at politicians, especially women MP’s but also some … [Read more...]

Historic judge…

Oct 19, 2016 National Newswatch – Michael MacDonald, Canadian Press Atlantic Canada cheers ‘historic’ nomination of Newfoundlander to Supreme Court Malcolm Rowe, a provincial Court of Appeal justice, has been named to the Supreme Court of … [Read more...]

Restitution to victims…

Oct 17, 2016 Victoria Times Colonist – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Justice minister expected to reveal plans for victim surcharge this week We have been living with mandatory victim surcharges for over three years now.  The surcharge practice … [Read more...]

On camera…

Oct 15, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole The case against body cameras for Toronto police - The millions of dollars would be better spent on overhauling the police oversight bodies The question of equipping police with body cameras is getting … [Read more...]

Lifeline…

Oct. 5, 2016 National Association of Parole Executives (US) -   R.E. “Bob” Brown A Beacon of Hope – Sunny Ways: Life sentenced Offenders R.E. “Bob” Brown is a retired district parole supervisor in BC and offers us a scholarly pass … [Read more...]