Poor, to still poor…

Aug 6, 2018 CBC News – Mark Gollam Ford government ditched basic income pilot project before any data landed, researcher says The basic income project was a pilot study set up in April 2017 by the previous Liberal government to test the … [Read more...]

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...]

CRA on Facebook…

Jan 27, 2017 CBC News - Elizabeth Thompson Privacy experts call for rules on government monitoring social media Revelation that CRA monitors social media for tax compliance puts focus on what is 'publicly available' This revelation that CRA uses … [Read more...]

Who we are…

June 30, 2016  Happy Canada Day! “Democracy is not easy. It's hard. Living up to our ideals can be difficult even in the best of times, and it can be harder when the future seems uncertain, or when in response to legitimate fears and … [Read more...]

Khadr’s bail…

    Nov. 29, 2015 Toronto Star – Ben Spurr Ottawa reconsidering position on Omar Khadr’s case - Federal Liberals may not fight ruling that let ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner out on bail in May. The Khadr case was one of those that suggested … [Read more...]

Language and politics…

    Feb. 22, 2015  National Post – Andrew Coyne The case for watching our language on Islamism  Coyne draws a contrast between the implications and meaning of the way US President Obama speaks about Islamism vs the way Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Orange – the new black…

   June 12, 2014   Ottawa Citizen – Justin Piche Orange need not be the new black Piche is at the University of Ottawa and promoting the International Conference on Penal Abolition (U of Ottawa – June 13-15).  He thinks that, with over … [Read more...]

Constitutional Law…

   May 4, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Chief Justice hits back at Prime Minister over claim of improper call   The Chief Justice disputes the PM’s recollection of the facts and the Canadian Bar Association is urging the PM to … [Read more...]

Treatment plan?

   May 1, 2014  Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour and Tom Spears Ashley Smith prison death prompts Royal Ottawa pilot project for mentally ill offenders   According to Minister Blaney, and springing from the jury recommendations from the … [Read more...]