Power and democracy…

Sept 9, 2022 The Lawyer’s Daily – John L. Hill Myles Sanderson parole decisions The loss of life and the injuries in the Sanderson case has the power to move us to outrage and insistence on the harshest interpretation of legal punishment as a … [Read more...]

Social norms…

June 28, 2022  Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Canada’s racist social norms — and how we can change them - A ground breaking study into the social norms around racist demeanours may lie the secret of tackling racism by addressing those … [Read more...]

On-line…

May 2, 2022 The Conversation (Queen’s) - F. Haider Alvi,  Deborah Hurst,  Janice Thomas,  Martha Cleveland-Innes Four lessons from online learning that should stick after the pandemic Lots of parents and educators as well as social media … [Read more...]

Prison health…

Dec 3, 2021  CBC News – Jack Julian National advocacy group joins inmate's lawsuit alleging substandard medical care in prisons - 'We believe that this is throughout the federal prison system,' says John Howard Society John Howard Society is … [Read more...]

Home for Father’s Day…

June 20, 2021 (Ed note:  Father’s Day may be a good time to pause for a moment to remember the families pained by the incarcerated family members.  Canadian Families Correctional Network works to ease that pain, to cope with the separation, and … [Read more...]

Ears…

April 12, 2021 CBC News – Erica Johnson School custodian refuses to download phone app that monitors location, says it got her fired - Increase in 'tattleware' a slippery slope for loss of workers’ privacy, employment lawyer warns Given the … [Read more...]

Failure to remedy…

March 17, 2021 CBC News - Murray Brewster, Kristen Everson Senior female officer quits Canadian Forces, says she's 'sickened' by reports of sexual misconduct - Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor says she's 'not surprised' by recent developments Most … [Read more...]

Protecting…

Sept 7, 2020 Toronto Star – Douglas Quan ‘We’re all Canadians here’: Jail culture is keeping extremism at bay, suggests an unprecedented Canadian study What’s the possibility that someone may find Canada’s prisons as ripe place for … [Read more...]

Weep, for us all…

Aug. 31, 2020  MacLean’s Magazine - Paul Wells Another farce on Bill Blair's watch - How badly do things have to go for a government-appointed panel to shut down because it got no usable data and no help from the minister? The link offers the … [Read more...]

Words tell you…

Aug 19, 2019 The Conversation – Fatemeh Torabi Asr The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news Here is an explanation of how computers can detect fake news using algorithms which Simon Fraser University suggests is … [Read more...]