Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Connections…

May 8, 2020 Policy Options – Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher The Intimate Connection between Mass Shootings and Violence against Women - The Nova Scotia attacks began with domestic violence. It fits a pattern that police, policy-makers and … [Read more...]

Guns, still…

May 5, 2020 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Assault weapons ban ‘significant,’ but handguns the key to Toronto gun violence, say advocates Reactions to the federal government’s plans to ban assault weapons have been varied.  The vast majority … [Read more...]

Better days…

May 1, 2020 The Lily (Hawaii) - Frances Nguyen This state says it has a ‘feminist economic recovery plan.’ Here’s what that looks like. The state wants ‘to build a system that is capable of delivering gender equality’ Here in Canada we … [Read more...]

How long?

April 24, 2020 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater and Senator Kim Pate Prisoners’ death toll will mount without releasing the most vulnerable – Prisoners’ lives are at risk as the virus has the potential to spread like “wildfire.” The … [Read more...]

A better way…

April 15, 2020   Toronto Star – Louise Montsebraaten Ottawa is handing out $2,000 cheques to out-of-work Canadians. Could a basic income be next? The Coronavirus if nothing else has highlighted many social concerns that provided some … [Read more...]

Prisons – No one safe…

Feb. 22, 2020 The Marshall Project - Joseph Neff and Alysia Santo Mississippi Prisons: No One's Safe, Not Even the Guards - Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence. The reputation of prisons in Mississippi leaves nothing to the … [Read more...]

Consistency

Jan 16, 2020 (Ed note:  The recent controversy about the increased and often prohibitive cost of the record suspension for applicants has highlighted the issue behind the issue: Why has the Liberal government not addressed the specific issue of a … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]