Jan 8, 2018 Toronto Star – Vicky Mochama Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty The number of women incarcerated is growing at alarming rates, especially Indigenous women (37% over the last ten years without crime rate … [Read more...]

HR and compassion…

  Sept 6, 2015  Huffington Post / Human Rights Watch - Kenneth Roth The Refugee Crisis That Isn’t  The current furor around the refugee crisis in Europe is misplaced says Human Rights Watch.  In fact, there is a political crisis around … [Read more...]


  Sept 26, 2014  Toronto Star – Carol Goar Parliament finally debates slain aboriginal women -   New Democrats force a parliamentary debate on murdered aboriginal women, with revealing results.  Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was … [Read more...]

Red flags…

   June 11, 2014  Toronto Star – Editorial Red flags over Canada’s approach to detaining migrants who pose a flight risk  Canada appears to endorse ‘endless detention’ for failed refuges whom some immigration officials fear will … [Read more...]


  May 29, 2014   CTV News – Janet Dirks Chilling video teaches Alberta students how to deal with school shootings The University of Alberta has produced a video on how to deal with a shooter on campus.  The 90 video called “Shooter on … [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...]

Private immigration detention at YVR…

 Feb 6, 2014  Vancouver Sun Editorial Why did Lucia Vega Jimenez die?  Jimenez was a 42 year old hotel worker in Canada from Mexico, working and saving to support an ill mother back home.  Arrested On Dec. 1, she hanged herself while in … [Read more...]

Blaming the victims

  Sept 6, 2013 –  CBC News Ottawa's research on trafficking of aboriginal women panned - Some in aboriginal community accuse government of blaming victims  A RFP by the federal government is asking for researchers to look at the potential for … [Read more...]

NCR in bombing attempt?

  July 29, 2013  Vancouver Sun – Louise Dickson, Times Colonist B.C. Legislature bomb plot accused John Nuttall in psychiatric hospital  Defense lawyer Thomas Morino says that Nutall, (and probably his co-accused Amanda Marie Korody) has been … [Read more...]