A qulliq – for us…

July 27, 2021 Governor General of Canada – Mary Simon – Ningiukudluk “As part of the installation ceremony, an Inuk elder lights the qulliq in the Senate Chamber. The traditional Inuit lamp represents light and warmth of family and … [Read more...]

TRC score – 8/94

July 7, 2021  Yellowhead Institute - Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby SPECIAL REPORT: Calls to Action Accountability: A 2020 Status Update on Reconciliation This link offers a badly needed perspective on just what has been accomplished among the 94 recs … [Read more...]

Decriminalize drugs…

June 25, 2021 Toronto Star – Francine Kopun Mayors of Ontario’s largest cities ask the federal and provincial governments to decriminalize controlled substances Faced with the largest number of overdose drug deaths to date, the mayors of … [Read more...]

People like me don’t belong…

June 16, 2021 National Newswatch - Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs Those departing public office and the House of Commons have a rare opportunity to speak perhaps without as … [Read more...]

All about guns…

April 10, 2021 Guns in Canada Firearms Legislation For Safer Communities - BILL C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) Canada is still struggling with gun control and the most recent proposed … [Read more...]

Law gone wrong…

April 7, 2021  Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham An Ontario sex assault victim was just fined $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own identity. The case is as bad as it sounds, experts say Waterloo is one place in Canada that seems to be … [Read more...]

April Fool!

April 1, 2021 (Ed note:  For this edition your editor thought that some reflection material may be more helpful than simply news stories about crime and punishment and the utter failure of prison.  The point is to look in a focused fashion at the … [Read more...]

Killology…

Feb 3, 2021  CNN - 'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US “Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Fixing…

Dec 10, 2020 Senate of Canada – Sponsor Senator Kim Pate S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Independence of the judiciary) The bill has already passed first reading and the second reading is scheduled to start today.  The Bill aims at … [Read more...]