Turmoil…

May 21, 2017  CBC News – Laura Lynch Agency that oversees immigration consultants appears to be in turmoil - Resignations, infighting and harsh criticism from MPs and lawyers beset the 6-year-old council The ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of … [Read more...]

Cultural Appropriation…

May 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Denise Balkissoon Can mainstream journalism survive identity politics? The question of culture appropriation has flared up in Canada with the resignation of two prominent journalists: Desmond Cole, formerly of the … [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...]

Changes in serge…

April 20, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties With better than half the current force signed up (just under 18,000 across Canada, the RCMP have submitted an application to unionize under the … [Read more...]

Hockey crime…

April 11, 2017 Globe and Mail – Roy MacGregor “The program meant everything to me” The story is about hockey, but also about crime statistics (and consultants), and raise a further question about the use of crime statistics to justify a … [Read more...]

A hateful Canada?

Mar 6, 2017 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier After introducing a motion condemning Islamophobia, she received thousands of disturbing messages Motion 103 is not a piece of legislation.  It is simply a motion supporting a stance against all sorts … [Read more...]

Way more than 1,200…

Mar 1, 2017 National Post – Kristy Kirkup Number of missing, murdered indigenous women ‘way bigger than 1,200,’ minister says In mid-February, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reflected on the experiences of the initial work of … [Read more...]

AI and human rights…

Feb 23, 2017 Amnesty International Canada Report 2016-17:  The State of the World’s Human Rights The report is just over 400 pages and offers an update on the practice and violations of human rights throughout the world.  The index directs one … [Read more...]

A fee re-think…

Feb 14, 2017  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Canadian citizenship applications decline after processing fees triple - Experts say prohibitive cost is causing some immigrants to delay becoming new Canadians The senate has begun hearings on amending … [Read more...]

Secret…

Jan 17, 2017 CBC News – Dave Seglins 'Secret order' authorizing RCMP's covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years - Government backtracks, shares details of Canada's first domestic surveillance operation Can’t happen in Canada … [Read more...]