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...]

800 delays…

Feb 16, 2017 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Lawyers want to toss hundreds of criminal cases for unreasonable delays The push back from defence lawyers is starting to reveal the number of cases impacted by the Jordan decision around the appropriate … [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...]

Risk mitigation and pre-emption…

Aug 24, 2016 Policy Options – Amarnath Amarasingam and Craig Forcese Radicalization and violence in Canada: The Aaron Driver case The authors are trying to provide some insight and clarity around what leads to radicalization and then in turn to … [Read more...]

Segregation and death…

July 9, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court justice, calls for end of segregation in prisons - Death of an inmate this week leaves former judge 'outraged' Again in the death of an inmate – Terry Baker - in a … [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...]

Oversight…

    Feb 3, 2015 (Ed note: Marion Lane’s blog in the last communiqué made reference to an editorial in the Globe and Mail without specifying the date of the editorial.  It was, in fact published Dec. 29, 2014, in the context of the Bill Cosby … [Read more...]

Canada’s Aboriginal women…

    Jan 23, 2014 – Reuters Canada - Andrea Hopkins Canadian police fail to protect female Aboriginals: report  A US based human rights group – The Organization of American States – has issued a report, two years in the making, … [Read more...]

Policing…

  Sept. 8, 2014  Toronto Star – Graham Slaughter Lives of Ontario LGBT cops revealed in new study   Joe Couto works for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as the director of government relations and communications.  The thesis for … [Read more...]