Feb 052018
2018-02-05   Lauri Love ruling 'sets precedent' for trying hacking suspects in UK,  The Guardian

– – –  Unusual for the UK Establishment to rule against the US Establishment.  Are the times a-changin’?   https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/feb/05/hacking-suspect-lauri-love-wins-appeal-against-extradition-to-us By  Owen Bowcott,  Legal affairs correspondent.   Extradition. Rights groups and lawyers for 33-year-old welcome landmark judgment against extradition to US  0:39 A high court ruling blocking extradition to the US of Lauri Love, a student […]

Jan 162018

The response below from the Government is in reply to my submission: 2018-01-15   Input to Govt: How can the Criminal Justice system be changed to better suit Canadians? IMPORTANT:   the deadline for submissions has been extended, to January 31st. ALSO:   I recommend the short video at  justicetransformation.ca  I plan to participate beyond what I […]

Jan 152018

IMPORTANT:   the deadline for participation has been extended to January 31, 2018,  see  Reply to my input to “How can the Criminal Justice system be changed to better suit Canadians?   TO:    CJSR_RSJP@justice.gc.ca I answer your question with this input:  DROP THE PRETENSES.  A pretense tries to make something that is not the case appear […]

Jan 152018
2014-04-30    Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis, NY Times Magazine

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/only-one-top-banker-jail-financial-crisis.html  By JESSE EISINGER (INSERT:  Eisinger is an investigative business reporter with ProPublica. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that led to the financial crisis.  Eisinger was interviewed in July 2017 on U.S. National Public Radio.  I posted a couple of excerpts from that interview at   […]

Nov 302017
2017-11-30  Federal Govt asks "How would you change our justice system to better serve Canadians?"   Ends January 15.

https://www.tcjs-tsjp.ca/en/?utm_source=justicerotatorEN&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=tcjs   The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous Canadian society. Find out more about why we are doing this. Your input in this consultation will help the department understand what Canadians […]

Nov 172017

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/13/bilderberg-2015-guest-list-invited_n_7576766.html   by Jennifer MacMillan, The Huffington Post Canada (There’s a good video at the top of the Huff Post article.  Please go to the URL if you wish – – the following is a copy of the text only.)   It’s likely the most exclusive gathering of powerful people in the world, and you’ve […]

Nov 162017

SENT:  Nov 12, 2017   Dear Fifth Estate,   RE:  your request for questions about the Paradise Papers, to be answered on this week’s show The Paradise Papers are a continuation of the serious problem of wealthy Canadians and their accountants, lawyers and investment bankers who use offshore tax havens to circumvent taxation. The problem […]

Nov 162017

  Le français suit Dear Sandra, Canada’s Top 60 public companies have over 1000 tax haven subsidiaries or related companies. Canadians for Tax Fairness just published a report documenting Bay Street’s Addiction to Tax Havens. Many of those companies use these subsidiaries to shift profits offshore in order to pay less tax. A popular practice is selling […]

Nov 042017

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller  (Monsanto, roundup),  The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article.  Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning.  We have been active on this file through the years. There […]