Our better angels…

Aug 31, 2019  ABC News (US) - Meghan Keneally Man who spent 36 years in prison for stealing $50 from a bakery is now set to be freed  History is not a kind teacher nor do lessons from history prompt us strongly enough to recognize and fix … [Read more...]

Indigenous genocide…

May 31, 2019 CBC News - Jorge Barrera National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' The CBC has verified that the 1200 page final report with 230 recommendations on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous … [Read more...]

Harassment in politics…

Jan 26, 2018 Edmonton Journal – Emma Graney Accuser hopes Kent Hehr's resignation triggers broader talk about harassment in politics The consequences of charges of sexual harassment or assault seem to move at some considerable speed.  Within 24 … [Read more...]

MMIW resignations…

July 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Tanya Talaga Executive director of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls inquiry resigns As further proof of the tensions and problems confronting the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women inquiry, the … [Read more...]

How much hate?

Feb 20, 2017 National Newswatch – Terry Pedwell Canadians voice support for Muslims amid ‘hatred’ unleashed on Liberal MPs Heritage Minister Melanie Joly who this week fronted the Liberal support for Motion 103 which rejects Islamophobia got … [Read more...]

Coming and going…

Feb 5, 2027 CBC News – Evan Dyer  Canada looking at legality of enforcing Trump travel ban on Canadian soil - Legal concerns over ban could run up against customs pre-clearance agreement While the federal courts and legal scholars fight back … [Read more...]

CRA on Facebook…

Jan 27, 2017 CBC News - Elizabeth Thompson Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media Revelation that CRA monitors social media for tax compliance puts focus on what is 'publicly available' This revelation that CRA uses … [Read more...]

First child…

Sept 19, 2016 Mirror (UK) – Rachel Bishop Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be euthanized in Belgium since mercy killing age restrictions were lifted In 2014 Belgium, after introducing the euthanasia laws in 2002, lifted the age … [Read more...]

Awkward day…

Sept. 9, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Mohammed Adam Being Muslim on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Here’s a timely reminder for all of us.  A casual dinner date for Sunday to celebrate Eid al-Adha prompts realization that the day is the … [Read more...]