Reparations…

Mar 14, 2019 Manchester Guardian (US Desk, UK) – Peter C. Baker In Chicago, reparations aren’t just an idea. They’re the law This is another striking long read from the Guardian; perhaps the story is too bold to be told by the US media.  … [Read more...]

Two sides of honor…

Mar 7, 2019 Toronto Star - Tanya Talaga The rightful honouring of Ed Metatawabin by a two-sided Canada Here is a rather pointed contrast and equally pointed explanation why there remains obstacles to the resolution of the Indigenous residential … [Read more...]

Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [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...]

Impaired driving…

July 25, 2016 Toronto Star – Jim Coyle Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities Here’s distressing news about Canada from a US source.  Canada is highest in alcohol involved vehicle fatalities – 33.6% … [Read more...]

Poor enough for legal aid?

June 3, 2016 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Toronto judge halts charges against man until government pays for lawyer Here’s the problem for Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer: the threshold for legal aid is too low for the times.  So … [Read more...]

RJ fostering the social…

Nov 28, 2015  Association des services de réhabilitation sociale de Québec – La Porte ouverte Une approche différente: la justice réparatrice / restaurative  Here’s a treat for you!  This edition celebrates RJ week with an entire … [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...]

CBA no to C-51…

     Mar 22, 2015  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Canadian Bar Association denounces government’s anti-terrorism bill The CBA assessment of C-51:  the anti-terrorism bill contains "ill-considered" measures that will … [Read more...]

Elephants and incomes…

   Nov. 1, 2014  Caledon Institute of Social Policy -  Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman The Elephant not in the Room   The federal government’s decision to do a revised version of income splitting for tax purposes needs to be viewed with … [Read more...]