Bad laws, over-litigation…

Dec 14, 2016 National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Justice tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to mandatory penalties The federal Justice Department is tracking more than 100 constitutional challenges to items arising … [Read more...]

Fake news…

Nov 28, 2016 Ottawa Citizen Editorial (Nov. 25, 2016) You have a role to play in fighting the post-truth era Media everywhere is trying to come to grips with news reporting in what is being called the “Post-truth” era – a time when the truth … [Read more...]

Kids…

May 25, 2016 Prison Reform Trust (UK) Too many children in care ending up behind bars The link explores the correlation between prison and having been in care as children.  The disturbing fact is that in the UK one half of those children in … [Read more...]

Dangerous tactics…

    Oct 26 2015  Ottawa Citizen – Erna Paris Canada is not immune to the most dangerous tactic in politics The article is a timely warning us of a most dangerous political tactic and to be wary of pitting the majority against an immigrant … [Read more...]

Go softly, softly…

    Sept 30, 2015  CBC Vote Compass Majority of Canadians support softer marijuana laws - Even Conservative voters favour looser laws  Over 14,000 Canadians answered a survey on the CBC Vote Compass about the review of marijuana laws.  … [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...]

A system of paralysis…

    May 14, 2015  CBC Radio – Anna Maria Tremonti Chris Hedges says America on road to revolution, even in Baltimore Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hodges is interviewed by Tremonti on the discontent in American cities and the US prison … [Read more...]

Women and the Military…

    May 1, 2015 National Newswatch – Stephanie Levitz — The Canadian Press Military, judge agree on sexual misconduct problem, but not on how to solve it  At first, General Tom Larson, Chief of Defence Staff, said there was no problem.  … [Read more...]

Bail at last…

    April 24, 2015  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd Alberta judge grants Omar Khadr bail - The former Guantanamo detainee has been in custody since 2002 when he was captured at the age of 15 Alberta Justice June Ross has decided to grant … [Read more...]

AG on mental health…

   Nov 25, 2014  National Newswatch – Murray Brewster, Canadian Press Vets seeking benefits plagued by delays, AG finds  The Auditor General says that vets are waiting up to eight months just to see if they are eligible for mental health … [Read more...]