Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Defunding punishment…

June 22, 2020  Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham If we defund the police, will we need fewer jails and prisons? As the demand for defunding police gets louder, critics are also wondering about defunding prisons and what the net gain may be for other … [Read more...]

Hospitality…

Nov. 6, 2019 Guardian (UK – Long Read) – Priya Basil Make yourselves at home: the meaning of hospitality in a divided world This is soup and dinner for souls weary with tensions from violent events and political divide, perhaps even a … [Read more...]

Singing…

Sept 23, 2017  Toronto Star – Michael Cook and Badylon Kawanda Why the birds stopped singing Much of our discussions about refugees is focused on the settlement issues once the greater part of the ordeal of flight is over and the refugees are … [Read more...]

SCC appointees…

Aug 2, 2016 Globe and Mail – Stephen Chase Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices The Liberal government thinks the way we appointment members of the SCC is too partisan and unaccountable.  Starting with the replacement … [Read more...]

Truth and consequences…

    Aug. 12, 2015  Toronto Star – Seth Klein In our politics, telling the truth gets you in trouble This theme started as an assessment by NDP candidate Linda McQuaig, a well-known author and researcher in economic policy.  The issue began … [Read more...]

Pot stores…

     April 23, 2015  Globe and Mail – Frances Bula Vancouver to become first city to regulate medical pot dispensaries   Whatever else, medical marijuana is expected to be profitable.  The city of Vancouver will be the first to regulate … [Read more...]

Power…

Nov. 3, 2014  Canada.com – Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen The power to fight terrorism: What's already on the books?  The article offers an overview of laws already on the books but rarely used as a means of fighting terrorism.  Press includes … [Read more...]