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...]

‘Irregular’ migration…

May 28, 2018 Global TV News – Monique Scotti ‘We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration’: Hussen Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has delivered his strongest words yet on the border crossings prompted by the loss of permits in … [Read more...]

Guns, law and communities…

May 5, 2018 CBC News – Angela Wright Canada's government is clearly uninterested in finding innovative solutions to gun violence Largely the pre-occupation of urbanites, the question of gun control appears to be elusive, not only in terms of … [Read more...]

Simplifiers…

April 17, 2018 National Newswatch - Glen Pearson The “Terrible Simplifiers” This is a reflection piece on the current state of political turmoil in Canada and elsewhere.  It is a worthy thought because Pearson attempts to create a holistic … [Read more...]

No illegal refugees…

April 9, 2018 Toronto Star - Jesse Beatson and Kylie Sier There’s nothing ‘illegal’ about asylum seekers - Amid a global refugee crisis, the misuse of the term ‘illegal’ carries a real cost. The editorial reminds us that asylum seekers … [Read more...]

Mr. Big…

Mar 16, 2018 The Tyee (BC) – Kate Puddister Canadian Police Need to Rethink the Mr. Big Method - Used in the Tina Fontaine case, undercover approach to obtaining criminal confessions risks integrity of police investigations. The accused in the … [Read more...]

Guns in Canada…

Mar 14, 2018 Globe and Mail - Laura Stone  Andrew Scheer’s gun policies include firearms ombudsman, taking power from RCMP The Conservative Leader thinks that Canada needs an ombudsman for firearms and that the responsibility for classifying … [Read more...]

Confronting the mess…

March 10, 2018  Ottawa Citizen – Dylan McGinty A #MeThree movement, based on truth and reconciliation We have had a few months of very difficult dialogue about the outcomes of trials, especially around the treatment of indigenous people and … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Feb. 7, 2018 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Highlighting the damage done by maternal imprisonment - Safeguarding children when sentencing parents - 17,000 children affected a year For a long time many have been stuck in the notion of punishment as … [Read more...]

Travesty…

Jan 8, 2018 Toronto Star – Vicky Mochama Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty The number of women incarcerated is growing at alarming rates, especially Indigenous women (37% over the last ten years without crime rate … [Read more...]