The way we were…

Aug 3, 2017 National Newswatch – Jordan Press, Canadian Press More Canadians living alone, with parents or without children: census The long census results are in, with a few surprises. More families are multi-generational, more people than ever … [Read more...]

Ever higher…

July 19, 2017 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson Payette’s Appointment Breaks New Ground – Again. Canada is about to get a new Governor General.  Pearson offers an encouraging perspective on what the nominee, well known astronaut Julie … [Read more...]

Humane…

July 18, 2017 The Walrus – Robert Clark The Case for Prison Reform- The harsh American model has failed. Here’s how we can do better Clark who started working in prisons at age 24 is now a 30 year veteran of prisons, the good and the bad lived … [Read more...]

165,000 children…

June 29, 2017 Broadbent Institute – The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children The link is a petition that Canada comply immediately, and before this 150 Canada Day celebration, with the findings of the Canadian Human Rights … [Read more...]

Home…

Nov 6, 2016 Wellesley Institute – Greg Suttor National Affordable Housing Strategy Submission With widespread community support, the Wellesley Institute has formulated and submitted to the federal government a strategic response to the housing … [Read more...]

Last of its kind…

Aug. 1, 2016  Toronto Star – Robyn Maynard Let death of Abdirahman Abdi be last of its kind The death of Abdirahman Abdi at the hands of two Ottawa police officers is drawing widespread outrage that such clearly defined and witnessed events … [Read more...]

Web refresh…

June 27, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Vito Pillieci Federal government prepares biggest refresh of its web offerings ever In the web of federal government services there are about 1500 sites that interact with the public about government policies and … [Read more...]

Jail time?

March 25, 2016 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judge suspends cocaine trafficking sentence for indigenous man Robert McGill, 40, was convicted of trafficking with a third of a kilogram of cocaine worth about $15,000.  But he is also Aboriginal and … [Read more...]

Doctor assisted suicide…

    Nov. 5, 2015 Toronto Star – Canadian Press Palliative care centre in Quebec to offer doctor-assisted suicide February past the Supreme Court gave the then Harper government one year to propose an alternative to the present ban on doctor … [Read more...]

Hard truths…

Nov. 3, 2015 Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway Residential school documents to be publicly available for first time National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is making the documents accumulated during the investigations on the … [Read more...]