Fair, simple, affordable…

May 19, 2022  BC Tyee - Jiaying Zhao and Lorne Whitehead Guaranteed Basic Income Is Still a Great Idea - This solution for poverty continues to have support and research to back it up. The authors are reacting to a Globe and Mail article by Sen. … [Read more...]

Known but idle solutions…

Jan 31, 2022  CBC News – Josh Hoffman N.S. man who struggled with mental health says he needed something other than jail - Collins Ellison shared his ‘entirely negative’ experiences with Halifax police while he was homeless This link is to … [Read more...]

Community health…

Jan 26, 2022 Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 24, 2022) Toronto’s community crisis plan is a welcome shift away from policing mental-health care - ‘Toronto’s plan to implement the Community Crisis Support Service pilot program, announced … [Read more...]

Prison health…

Dec 3, 2021  CBC News – Jack Julian National advocacy group joins inmate's lawsuit alleging substandard medical care in prisons - 'We believe that this is throughout the federal prison system,' says John Howard Society John Howard Society is … [Read more...]

Again…

Nov 27, 2021 Toronto Star - Omar Mosleh and Jeremy Nuttall Photojournalist and filmmaker released after RCMP arrests in Wet’suwet’en territory spark outrage A dispute has boiled over the access of Coastal GasLink to natural gas to a pipeline … [Read more...]

Pandora’s Papers…

Oct. 13, 2021 Toronto Star – Staff Explainer: What are Pandora Papers, which leaders are mentioned and why hasn’t Canada laid a charge on offshore tax havens? The Pandora Papers are leaked documents about who hold what amounts of tax free … [Read more...]

Continuum of care…

Sept 6, 2021  Lawyer’s Daily - Murray Fallis Prescription for public safety nightmare Fallis, a John Howard lawyer, is trying to draw attention to the deficiencies of the present release process for federal prisoners.  The releases often … [Read more...]

Tasting politics…

Sept 3, 2021  Global TV News - Doyle Potenteau Kelowna 3rd on national crime severity index: Statistics Canada  Crime stats make their way into every election.  The link is a cautionary tale that addresses the question about the stand-off … [Read more...]

Leftovers…

Aug. 20, 2021 MacLean’s Magazine – Michael Friscolanti Every 49 minutes… That’s how frequently people died of drug poisoning in Canada during one dreadful week last summer.  Here their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters share a … [Read more...]

Human rights and …

Aug 13, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily – Amanda Jerome Ontario human rights body’s framework on racism in policing supports A2J: chief commissioner Released July 29, the ten step report seeks to address what “outgoing chief commissioner Ena Chadha … [Read more...]