Police and funding…

Feb 24, 2021 Toronto Star – Matt Elliot With its budget, Toronto council takes slow, careful steps toward police reform — but will it stay the course? The issue of funding Toronto police shows sign of becoming increasingly contentious, both … [Read more...]

Death from mental illness…

Feb 22, 2021 National Newswatch – Margaret Eaton Mental illness should never be a death sentence Eaton, National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is objecting to the possibility of MAID leading to terminating mentally ill patients … [Read more...]

Charities regs…

Feb 11, 2021 Senator Ratna Omidvar Effective and Accountable Charities Act The legislation is S-222 from the Senate and is designed to update the current CRA provisions governing how charities can pursue their objectives.  Currently limited to … [Read more...]

Safer communities…

Feb 8, 2021 Choosing Real Safety: A historic declaration to divest from policing and prisons and build safer communities for all The link provides a declaration about what constitutes a safer community and the failed role of more policing, more … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [Read more...]

Killology…

Feb 3, 2021  CNN - 'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US “Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training … [Read more...]

Deep polarity…

Jan 29, 2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) - Emily Kubin, Curtis Puryear, Chelsea Schein, and Kurt Gray Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts Just the facts Sgt Friday used to say, just … [Read more...]

Not in Canada…

Jan 13, 2021 Global News – Stewart Bell Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing The immediate and visceral reaction to the incitement of insurrection in the US has prompted consideration … [Read more...]

Trends…

Jan. 7, 2021 Policy Options – Andrew Parkin Ten Trends That Will Shape Events in 2021 - From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics’ public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues. Parkin does … [Read more...]

The interim…

Jan 4, 2021  (ED Note: Happy New Year to all.  Here is a collection, roughly by date, of note-worthy items during the holidays.  Regular newsletter back in next edition.) Globe and Mail – Patrick White Federal prisons flout law by keeping … [Read more...]