More ‘big brother’…

June 22, 2018 The Guardian (UK) – Justin Ling Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders Tuscan is the latest electronic device used to monitor travellers across the US-Canada border, provided by the US.  Tuscan is a … [Read more...]

News and net…

Feb 7, 2017  ABACUS Data – Mark Blevis & David Coletto Matters of Opinion 2017: 8 Things We Learned About Politics, the News, and the Internet Given the flurries around fake news and the struggle of the print media to sustain itself … [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...]

SCC appointees…

Aug 2, 2016 Globe and Mail – Stephen Chase Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices The Liberal government thinks the way we appointment members of the SCC is too partisan and unaccountable.  Starting with the replacement … [Read more...]

New voices, new views…

    July 13, 2015 Hill Times-on-line – Laura Ryckewaert and Mark Burgess New voices, new approaches expected in 2015 campaign coverage There are some new media outlets especially on line but even the usual ones are questioning the value of … [Read more...]

Lawsuit on Solitary…

    Jan 21, 2015 National Post – John Ivison Group launching legal challenge to limit use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons  The BC Civil Liberties and John Howard Society of Canada have decided to launch a legal challenge to the … [Read more...]

Young and old income gap…

  Sept. 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Dana Flavelle Income gap grows between young and old: Report   The Conference Board of Canada says that income gaps are appearing between rich and poor but now more so between young and old.  Three decades … [Read more...]