Common good…

March 25, 2021 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall The Supreme Court rules Canada’s carbon price is constitutional. It’s a big win for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the carbon … [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...]

Pervasive poverty…

Nov 2, 2020 Citizens for Public Justice – Natalie Appleyard Poverty Trends 2020: Rights & Realities in Canada Remember when we as a people vowed to end poverty in Canada by 2000?  The link is to a 14 page downloadable pdf that identifies … [Read more...]

Still there…

Oct 1, 2020 National RJ Symposium: Amplify, Invite and Modify Call for presenters – Deadline Oct. 5, 2020 – Virtual Symposium Nov. 16, 17 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRJS2020/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2020NRJS Canadian … [Read more...]

Safe third country…

July 24, 2020 National Newswatch – The Canadian Press Federal Court declares Canada-U.S. refugee pact unconstitutional While refugee advocates have long fought the agreement with the US known as the safe third country (set up in 2004) and are … [Read more...]

RCMP in distress…

July 12, 2020 MacLean’s – Stephen Maher The RCMP is broken - The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present In the light of the events of the recent killings … [Read more...]

RJ Practitioners…

 Feb 4, 2020   National Employment Position for Senior RJ Practitioners: National Defence is looking for Senior Restorative Practitioners across Canada to be part of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre’s Restorative Engagement … [Read more...]

Quo vadis…

Oct 19, 2019 Global TV News – Rachel Brown Conservative platform gets a failing grade, Liberal’s barely passes on poverty and health: report The link provides a comparison between all four national political parties and their stated positions … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]

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...]