Bail now…

Oct 31, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General (ON) – Ontario Unveils New Bail Directive to Reduce Pre-Trial Custody -  Province Making the Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer The Ontario government has just released a new approach to bail … [Read more...]

MMIW…

    Dec 11, 2015  CBC News – Chris Hall MMIW inquiry: 'This is not an indigenous problem, this is a Canadian problem' - Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu confident this aboriginal inquiry will be different  The scope and context of the … [Read more...]

Only to Europe…

     Sept 23, 2015  Toronto Star – Tim Harper Conservative candidate claims Muslim ‘agenda’ in refugee crisis: Tim Harper  Joe Daniel, a 60 year old immigrant from Tanzania, is also an MP for the district of Don Valley North and has … [Read more...]

Low wage work…

     June 17, 2014 Toronto Star - Sara Mojtehedzadeh Ontario's 'eye-popping' shift to low-wage work  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and author of the most recent study of precarious employment has concluded that in the last two … [Read more...]

Muslim and Canadian…

     June 7, 2015 Toronto Star - Ben Spurr and Noor Javed What it's like to be Muslim in the GTA 450,000 Muslim Canadians now live in Metro Toronto.  They want their story heard.  In a unique reporting format, the Star has 19 short … [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...]

Thanksgiving imagination…

  Oct. 12, 2014  (Communiqué wishes all our readers a happy Thanksgiving and commends the lead article as a context for our neighbourly reflections.)  Globe and Mail – Joe Friesen Former Governor-General Clarkson says Canada has redefined … [Read more...]

Why…

  Sept 12, 2014   Policy Options – Michael Adam Crime and populism:  The Harper government has made a tough stance on crime one of its showcase positions. Why?    The question of why follows every new ‘tough-on-crime’ stance offered … [Read more...]

Pot…

  July 31, 2014  MacLean’s – Paul Wells Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke   Wells thinks that the advocacy of the N.Y. Times editorial board for the legalization of marijuana, and the growing acceptance of that position in Canada, is … [Read more...]

C-36

   July 16, 2014 Globe and Mail – Josh Wingrove Tories soften prostitution bill provision by expanding legal discussion areas  The Globe and Mail is reporting that the federal government will change the key provision of the new prostitution … [Read more...]