Turmoil…

May 21, 2017  CBC News – Laura Lynch Agency that oversees immigration consultants appears to be in turmoil - Resignations, infighting and harsh criticism from MPs and lawyers beset the 6-year-old council The ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of … [Read more...]

RCMP choices…

May 16, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Time for civilian governance at the RCMP, watchdog says in harassment report - Time for government to take over efforts to fix RCMP's dysfunctional workplace culture, says watchdog The RCMP culture is … [Read more...]

Around the pot…

April 15, 2017 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Pot legalization bill provides many answers, but leaves some key issues in limbo - Public awareness campaign on drug-impaired driving 'clearly inadequate,' CAA says Called Bill C-45, the promised … [Read more...]

Forthright speaking…

Mar 22, 2017 Toronto Star – Editorial (Mar 22, 2017) Let families of murdered and missing indigenous women speak The editorial is re-acting to the revelation that the data bank of MMIW for the Inquiry has a bare 92 names, well short of the … [Read more...]

90 victims only…

Mar 21, 2017 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database At the time, estimate were that there were over 1200 murdered or missing women, a number later pronounced … [Read more...]

Way more than 1,200…

Mar 1, 2017 National Post – Kristy Kirkup Number of missing, murdered indigenous women ‘way bigger than 1,200,’ minister says In mid-February, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reflected on the experiences of the initial work of … [Read more...]

Gaps…

Dec 20, 2016 CBC News 'Huge gap' between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails The negotiations between the feds and the provinces has failed, at least for the moment, clearing $11.5 million off the table.  The … [Read more...]

Leaving behind…

Nov 22, 2016 Tyee – Stefania Seccia, Megaphone Magazine Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought Here’s some startling news about Canada’s homeless youth and the age for their becoming homeless.  The latest survey, conducted in all … [Read more...]

Lifeline…

Oct. 5, 2016 National Association of Parole Executives (US) -   R.E. “Bob” Brown A Beacon of Hope – Sunny Ways: Life sentenced Offenders R.E. “Bob” Brown is a retired district parole supervisor in BC and offers us a scholarly pass … [Read more...]

Scope of MMIW

Aug. 7, 2016 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater The MMIW inquiry’s limited scope, especially the lack of action on police conduct, could overshadow its good parts. The absence of provincial and territorial ministers as well as the various … [Read more...]