Can we last?

April 7, 2022 United Nations – IPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability “The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, … [Read more...]

Canadian freedoms

Mar 7, 2022 Ottawa Citizen – Lawrence Greenspon Using the federal Emergencies Act — Unfortunately, Canadians are always willing to trade away their freedoms - It was wholly unnecessary for Trudeau to use this legislation during the trucker … [Read more...]

Second chance…

Feb 10, 2022 CBC News In 13th day of protest, police warn of arrests, charges for those blocking streets - City of Ottawa also increases fines for noise, idling, fires to $1,000 One inevitable reaction of an annoyed public is why it is taking 13 … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Jan 10, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 10, 2022) The pardon system perpetuates disadvantage. Ottawa should fix it - ‘By limiting opportunities for employment and education, the cumbersome pardon system is perpetuating … [Read more...]

Jump ahead!

Dec. 10, 2021 Institute for Research on Public Policy (Policy Options Canada) - Navjot Kaur and Bavneet Chauhan How can we improve our criminal justice system? The link summarizes the long practice of hard line theory around crime and punishment, … [Read more...]

Spent regime…

Nov. 23, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Terry Davidson Coalition’s call for automatic pardons ‘important step forward’: Lawyer The Fresh Start Coalition has a good idea say Davidson, and one that would introduce a significant step forward for … [Read more...]

Policing the virus…

April 22, 2021 CBC News – Adam Carter Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures The police have been stopping people and cars to inquire why persons are out in public.  Bridges into Ontario from … [Read more...]

Follow the money…

April 20, 2021 Department of Finance: Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/04/budget-2021-a-recovery-plan-for-jobs-growth-and-resilience.html CBC News Highlights of … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [Read more...]

Only in Canada, eh…

Jan. 19, 2021  CBC News – Jonathan Montpetit Montreal servers hosted TheDonald, far-right site blamed for stirring up violence at Capitol riot - Servers provided temporary home to website amid crackdown by tech companies We may draw some … [Read more...]