Polarization…

Mar 24, 2022 Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) - 50th anniversary Democracy under threat? Polarization and public policy in Canada - IRPP 50th Anniversary event series: What should be on Canada’s policy radar? IRPP is inviting … [Read more...]

We Canadians…

Feb 2, 2022 Black History Month: Here are a number of Black History Month sites with educational … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Jan.15, 2022 Washington Post (US) - Lizzie Johnson and William Wan The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago Here’s an excellent introduction to the question of secondary punishments.  … [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...]

Play it gently…

Jan 8, 2022 CBC Radio (The Current) - Implementation will be key to First Nation child welfare agreement, says advocate - Agreement-in-principle will see $40 million going to child welfare reform and those who were harmed by system Here is the … [Read more...]

Costly Talk on social media…

Oct 25, 2021 National Post – Brian Platt O'Toole's campaign chair Walied Soliman wins $500K defamation award against 'alt-right' commentator - Daniel Bordman attacked O'Toole for having Soliman on his leadership team, including in one video … [Read more...]

Show up!

Aug 18, 2021 The Conversation – John D. Cameron Canadian election 2021: Risk-averse charities, civil society groups must show up Did you realize that normally, for fear of being seen as political, non-profits and charitable organizations go … [Read more...]

A qulliq – for us…

July 27, 2021 Governor General of Canada – Mary Simon – Ningiukudluk “As part of the installation ceremony, an Inuk elder lights the qulliq in the Senate Chamber. The traditional Inuit lamp represents light and warmth of family and … [Read more...]

Give it up…

July 16, 2021 CBC News - Caitlyn Gowriluk Manitoba's Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier's comments on colonial history Two days after Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called colonial policies “well intentioned,” … [Read more...]

Jail as therapy…

July 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham He had a gun to kill himself. For that, an Ontario judge gave him to two years in jail This is a bizarre story that ought to lead to at least an acknowledgment of the inability of the law to confront … [Read more...]