Screening?

Oct 13, 2017  Toronto Star – Michelle Shepherd RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows The Star is reporting that the RCMP have been using an interview guide that targets Muslims as the refugees … [Read more...]

Our Canada & the romance of the gun…

Oct 3, 2017 CBC News – Aaron Wherry Julie Payette is unscripted and at ease on first day as GG - References to scholars and poets replaced with space metaphors in aspirational speech    … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

First Nations and resources…

July 28, 2017 CBC News - John Paul Tasker Supreme Court quashes seismic testing in Nunavut, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline - Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects The … [Read more...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Strip search…

July 11, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Judge blasts OPP officers for ‘egregious’ strip search of impaired driving suspect Ontario court Justice Elaine Deluzio was indignant, not with the defendant of a drunk driving case, but with the … [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...]

National strategy…

June 6, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Amid pressure, officials draft national solitary confinement strategy British Columbia’s prisons director, Stephanie Macpherson, has announced without further comment that the federal government and … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]

More fixing needed…

May 5, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – Anthony Doob Fixing the courts isn't up to the federal government Here’s a rather startling view of the all the recent fuss around the wide-ranging opinions on how to fix the court delays in response to the … [Read more...]