Mar 222017
2017-03-20   Six steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens,  Globe & Mail Opinion Piece

RELATED:    2017-03-22   16-minute interview of Almalki   All Canadians should listen. Alex Neve and Béatrice Vaugrante of Amnesty International Canada . . . .    The torture, illegal imprisonment and other human-rights violations these men went through took place between 2001 and 2004. A judicial inquiry, headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci, […]

Mar 212017
2017-03-21  War/Peace:  Excellent!   Interview, 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor, CBC, The Current.

Click on the  Listen button below.   A truly  inspirational man,  Benjamin Ferencz. Benjamin Ferencz (L), was the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen trial — the ninth of 12 trials for war crimes in Nuremberg after the end of the Second World War. (Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz) Listen 23:14   At […]

Feb 042017

December 12,  2016    The Government announced Amendments to the Statistics Act   – –  details at   Should I have sent out an action alert?   (I didn’t.) The changes to the Act have been made, but are not in effect yet – – the Bill (C-36) has not received Royal Assent as of Feb 3. […]

Aug 012016

August 1 update:  see appended note I sent to the Reporter, Kevin Libin.    And his appreciated reply. I removed the copy of his article from this posting (I would have had to pay $250).   To view the article,  please copy and insert into your search engine: Statistics Canada makes a shrewd power grab – while it can.  […]

Aug 012016
2016-07-29   'What law am I breaking?' How a Facebook troll came undone

RELATED POSTINGS: 2015-09-24 Urgent action needed to combat online (“cyber”) violence against women and girls, UN report 2015-09-30 Cyberbullying, an issue of free speech. Salman Rushdie, a guiding light.  (This posting)    2016-07-29 ‘What law am I breaking?’ How a Facebook troll came undone = = = = = = = = = = = = […]

Jul 142016
2016-07-12   University:   Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy law.  Toronto Star.   AND response.

The publicly funded agency responsible for policing scientific fraud is keeping secret the details surrounding these researchers. Their names, where they worked, and what they did wrong is protected under privacy laws.   MY RESPONSE, FOLLOWED BY THE ARTICLE  This is an extremely important article.    It opens a door through which more information can flow.   Many […]

Jul 102016
2014-03-04   U.S. pushes Canada to loosen privacy laws, Huffington Post

By Daniel Tencer The U.S. government is prodding Ottawa and some provinces to overhaul their privacy laws and allow Canadians’ personal data to be hosted on U.S. servers. PAUL J. RICHARDS via Getty Images In its latest report on international trade barriers, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) criticized federal and provincial regulations […]

Jul 012016

Many thanks to Steve. His Comment  posted on   2016-06-29   Democracy, the Rule of Law. Victory over StatsCan surveys? makes it possible to construct the TIMELINE for  StatsCan’s mandatory, then voluntary, then back to mandatory, status of certain surveys. The question Victory over StatsCan surveys?   is premised on the Reddit posting that reports the letter received […]

Jun 302016

Excerpted from    2009-10-08   Arrest Bush: Letters to RCMP and Chief of Police.  COMPREHENSIVE argument. It applies to the visits of war criminals to Canada the fight to insist that Statistics Canada upholds the Rule of Law in its relationships with citizens the awarding of Government contracts to corporations that act outside the Rule of our […]

Jun 292016

UPDATE:  I rolled-into-one  the arguments to address each point that refutes StatsCan’s claims that specified surveys are mandatory.  And filled in the gaps so the argument is as water-tight (under the Law) as I can make it.   See  2016-07-01  StatsCan Website: Surveys are Mandatory then Voluntary then Mandatory. See the Comments below.    JPB asks a question re methodology (2016-07-23)  – […]