No illegal refugees…

April 9, 2018 Toronto Star - Jesse Beatson and Kylie Sier There’s nothing ‘illegal’ about asylum seekers - Amid a global refugee crisis, the misuse of the term ‘illegal’ carries a real cost. The editorial reminds us that asylum seekers … [Read more...]

Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]

Charity chill…

Dec 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Editorial (Dec. 6, 2016) Liberals should put an end to Harper’s charity chill The Star is calling for an end to the political audits of charities that oppose government policy by Canada Revenue Agency.  The audits, … [Read more...]

Pot treaties…

Oct 3, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Cullen Canada faces choice on international drug treaties over legalized pot - Legalizing pot will violate international treaties. What should Canada do? Canada is signatory to two international treaties that are … [Read more...]

Strip searches…

July 28, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Police watchdog to review police use of strip searches Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) Gerry McNeilly says he has had enough.  He is using the full power of his office to … [Read more...]

The prescription drug…

    Aug. 5, 2015 Globe and Mail – Jacqueline Nelson The high-stakes battle of medications, insurers and the government   While many drug users do not realize that there is a list of drugs called a formulary that any drug plan will pay for, … [Read more...]

Cell phones…

    Dec 12, 2014   National Newswatch – Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press Police get limited cell phone search power  The Supreme Court of Canada has made its first ruling around cell phone searches.  The court ruled 4-3 that police have … [Read more...]

Polar opposites…

    Dec. 9, 2014  TedX Talks – Danny Graham Those least like us have the most to teach us (About Ourselves)  Danny is a defense lawyer, politician, RJ advocate, and most of all a father of a young son – Patrick - who is a Downs Syndrome … [Read more...]

Police checks…

   Dec 4, 2014  Toronto Star – Robert Cribb Province to legislate what police can disclose about innocent Ontarians  Long a sore point, the release of information about innocent individuals who have no convictions but are found for a … [Read more...]

Our honour…

   Nov. 12, 2014  Toronto Star – Bruce Davis Fallen soldier was the ‘bon vivant’ of Gananoque   In an article appropriate to the aftermath of much talk of our honour and Canadian values sustained by the veterans, this reflection by … [Read more...]