Mar 262018
 

From: Sandra Finley Sent: March 26, 2018 1:31 PM To: The Sunday Edition Subject: re March 25 Edition, commentary, Police malfeasance   Dear Michael Enright,     (CBC Radio, The Sunday Edition)   Yes, public trust in Canadian justice is undermined when Police malfeasance is brought to light.   It challenges the public image of the Police. The […]

Mar 232018
 
2018-03-22  The poison in politics runs deeper than dodgy data, The Guardian

During the 2016 presidential elections Bill Clinton believed his wife’s team had failed to learn one of the lessons of Brexit: working people felt alienated and there was an anti-establishment mood in the air. But his suggestions were politely acknowledged and then discreetly shelved by the number-crunchers in charge. “He’d report back from the field […]

Mar 232018
 
2018-03-21  Cambridge Analytica and Our Lives Inside the Surveillance Machine,  The New Yorker

Alexander Nix, pictured here in 2016, was recently suspended from his position as the C.E.O. of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the center of a data-mining scandal involving Facebook. n 2006, a local pollster in Nepal was kidnapped by Maoist rebels while conducting opinion surveys on behalf of the American political strategist Stan Greenberg. The […]

Mar 032018
 

With many thanks to Guy for “a fascinating read” from The Atlantic magazine, by Franklin Foer: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/paul-manafort-american-hustler/550925/ To me, it’s more threads of the American Dream unraveling. American “foreign service” – – John Perkins blew the whistle in his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. the American War Machine – – Daniel Ellsberg’s most […]

Mar 012018
 
2018-02-26  A New Website Names and Shames Universities and Companies Who Fail to Report Clinical Trials, Pacific Standard

In 10 years, the government has never fined anyone for breaking a law about reporting clinical trials. A new effort is trying to push things along. https://psmag.com/economics/schools-and-companies-who-fail-to-report-clinical-trials Francie Diep (Photo: rawpixel/Unsplash) Every day, the numbers tick upward. It began with $70,000 last Monday. That Wednesday, it was $170,000. Today, it’s $624,726. That’s how much the […]

Feb 272018
 
2016-04-12  Retired judge Marie Corbett reflects on feeling 'powerless over crime',  CBC The Current interview

Former judge Marie Corbett quit her job as a judge because the death of her close friend made her realize how powerless she felt sitting on the bench. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-12-2016-1.3531544/retired-judge-marie-corbett-reflects-on-feeling-powerless-over-crime-1.3531577 Listen 23:50 Read story transcript  “You don’t stop caring when you’re a judge but you’re circumscribed by your role.” – Former judge Marie Corbett For all the […]

Feb 192018
 
2018-02-13   StatsCan says response rate to 2016 census is highest yet, CBC.   The names of those being prosecuted . . .

RELATED:   (2011 census) 2013-10   Lockheed Martin Census: StatsCan math is wrong on non-compliance. It’s 11%, not 2%. Under oath at the trial of Audrey Tobias. GOOD NEWS:    3 months in jail is no longer used to coerce citizens into relinquishing their Charter Right to Privacy of Personal Information.   (But the threat of prosecution is still […]

Feb 192018
 

In response to a panel on The Sunday Edition, CBC Radio, Feb 18,  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-february-18-2018-1.4538717/how-to-reform-canada-s-jury-system-1.4538728 I sent the following to the participants, and to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, with minor edits:   RE:  Juries Maybe my words can be helpful in some way. Thank-you for the discussion of jury selection, arising from the all-white jury that […]

Feb 162018
 

The article below is about our sovereignty.    There is so much more on the table than money CLOSELY RELATED:  About Summits. Cost, # Police, # Protesters, # Arrests  &  WHY?   Tearing up NAFTA? Please start with Chapter 11  https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/15/tear-nafta-lets-start-chapter-11/ By Michael Harris. Canada has been sued 41 times under the investment provisions in NAFTA, […]