First Emancipation Day…

July 30, 2021 Government of Canada – Heritage Canada Emancipation Day — August 1 Aug. 1, 1834, marks the day that the entire British Empire declared slaves emancipated from bondage.  On March 24, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons declared … [Read more...]

Sapers and Doob back…

July 25, 2021   Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup and Patrick White Former correctional investigator Howard Sapers to chair federal advisory panel on prisoner isolation In an apparent effort to salvage the mess the federal government made with … [Read more...]

Screaming into silence…

July 2, 2021 McLean’s – Cindy Blackstock Screaming into silence – Cindy Blackstock: I believe those little spirits buried on the grounds of residential schools came to ensure the work gets done to end the injustices facing … [Read more...]

Blueprint for change…

June 30, 2021 Senate of Canada – Standing Committee on Human Rights Human Rights of Federally-Sentenced Persons - The human rights of people serving sentences must be at the heart of Canada’s correctional system if its goals of safety, … [Read more...]

For the little boy…

June 11, 2021 Toronto Star - Amira Elghawaby In honour of the Afzaal family, let’s take action now We have seen and heard much wailing and lamenting the death of four members of the Afzaal family.  The events are acknowledged as more than an … [Read more...]

A moment…

June 2, 2021  Toronto Star - Susan Delacourt It took children buried in unmarked graves to bring home the horror of residential schools to non-Indigenous Canadians " Three days after the horrifying discovery of children’s remains outside a … [Read more...]

New patriotism…

May 25, 2021 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson Our Sense of Patriotism Has Changed Here is a poignant but forceful analysis of how we Canadians have changed over the year of confinement.  It is fortuitous that the article is coming with the May … [Read more...]

Hammer looking for nails…

May 13, 2021 Toronto Star - Gilbert Ngabo Proposed Ontario human trafficking law will be ‘extremely harmful’ to sex workers, advocates say Bill 251, the Combating Human Trafficking Act, will be debated at committee at Queen’s Park starting … [Read more...]

Families…

May 6, 2021  APTN News - Brielle Morgan ‘Keep families together’: Moving beyond racist notions of neglect in child welfare This new journalist has done an entirely creditable job contracting the practices under welfare and protectionism in … [Read more...]

Another review…

April 30, 2021 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ottawa announces independent review of military and promises external reporting system for sexual misconduct The news recently around the sexual assault and rape in the ranks of the Canadian Military … [Read more...]