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...]

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...]

Baby deaths…

Jan 13, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) A Baby Never Forgotten. A Tribute to Brooke Leigh Powell by Dr. Lucy Baldwin and Louise Powell This article and the link is most unusual.  Sometimes we can find the worse of our humanity at the edges of … [Read more...]

Deadly force…

May 4, 2021 CBC News - Inayat Singh 2020 already a particularly deadly year for people killed in police encounters, CBC research shows - CBC’s Deadly Force database looks at role of race, mental health in deaths This report dates from July 2020 … [Read more...]

Common good…

March 25, 2021 Toronto Star – Alex Ballingall The Supreme Court rules Canada’s carbon price is constitutional. It’s a big win for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that the carbon … [Read more...]

Correctional Investigator Report…

Oct 29, 2020  2019-20 Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator of Canada Tabled in Parliament Report Shines Light on Sexual Coercion and Violence behind Bars     Full Report Go to:  … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Defunding punishment…

June 22, 2020  Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham If we defund the police, will we need fewer jails and prisons? As the demand for defunding police gets louder, critics are also wondering about defunding prisons and what the net gain may be for other … [Read more...]

Hospitality…

Nov. 6, 2019 Guardian (UK – Long Read) – Priya Basil Make yourselves at home: the meaning of hospitality in a divided world This is soup and dinner for souls weary with tensions from violent events and political divide, perhaps even a … [Read more...]

Singing…

Sept 23, 2017  Toronto Star – Michael Cook and Badylon Kawanda Why the birds stopped singing Much of our discussions about refugees is focused on the settlement issues once the greater part of the ordeal of flight is over and the refugees are … [Read more...]