Jan 192018
 

I want most urgently to circulate and encourage:

***   The deadline for participation in “transformation” of the Criminal Justice System, has been extended to January 31st.  ***

 

Please help spread the word.  There are a number of ways to participate, besides making a submission.  Go to  justicetransformation.ca.  

I am hoping to find some excitingly innovative input from Canadians.  It is important to say something, even if it is to reinforce a point made by others.  The first link below is my submission.   There are many, quite different points to be made.  I addressed only one.

IF we don’t care, we will get a don’t-care system for Criminal Justice.

Added at bottom:  CBC Radio discussed NAFTA this morning.  Once again, they did not mention the ISDS clause.  I think it is really important to keep hammering it.  So once again, I challenged them on the omission.  See at bottom.

 

POSTINGS, FOR YOUR SELECTION

http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=20228

My submission to the consultations – – different from many?  I focused on  “No, we do not have the Rule of Law in Canada“.   The people in Corporations and other people of power are not always prosecuted for their crimes.   They can be exempted, for example, by paying fines – –  financed and expensed by the Corporation.  The person walks away.  And so on.

I hope my submission makes it clear that we will ALL be the worse off,  if the status quo continues.

The question asked is    “How would you change our Justice system to better serve all Canadians?”

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http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=20281

The reply I received from the Justice Transformation project.  Tells of the extended deadline.

I phoned the Deputy Minister of Justice’s office in Saskatchewan on January 19th.  They did not know about the Federal Government’s Justice Transformation initiative.   You might think of persons who should know, and contact them?

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http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=20290    Ted Talk

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness  . . . he teases out strategies we all can use. . . .

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2018-01-10 Powerful press conference! New York City is divesting from fossil fuels AND suing 5 big oil and gas companies.

This may be the best press conference I have ever watched

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2018-01-07  Dr. Mark Hyman on changing the way we do “health”. Functional medicine. Free on-line series, “Broken Brain”.

Time sensitive.

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2018-01-18   ‘Insanity’ to allow nuclear waste storage near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say, CBC News

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2017-07-11   (USA) Is The Justice Department Shying Away From Prosecuting Corporations? NPR interview, author Jesse Eisinger

It’s an American source that speaks well to what I tried to say in my submission to justicetransformation.ca.

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2018-01-14 Canadians who have ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’ (EHS) feel forced to escape modern life – home

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2018-01-09 ‘We need to let social media run amok,’ says scholar Chris Kutarna. CBC The Current.

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2018-01-09 Julian Assange: Ecuador seeks mediator in ‘unsustainable’ standoff

In the time since that article, Ecuador is, or was, attempting to provide Assange with Ecuadorean citizenship.

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2015-03-17  Updated 2017-12,  The Minerva Initiative

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2017-12-06  Indigenous Climate Action rejects $150,000 award from Aviva Canada due to moral conflict with Aviva investments

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Children are moulded, “The Golden Notebook”, Doris Lessing

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Just posted this morning:

2018-01-20   It appears that the NAFTA ISDS clause does not exist. A note to the CBC.

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I have been neglecting you!    There are more postings that I didn’t send notice of.   Consider my failure a Christmas gift to you.  Quiet! 

Cheers,    Sandra

  9 Responses to “2018-01-19 A list for your selection”

  1. This is an important issue that needs followup. Governments need to be included in the rule of law also. Kyle

    • Thanks Kyle. You say it short and sweet. /Sandra

      • Hi again Kyle,

        You may be interested in It appears that the NAFTA ISDS clause does not exist. A note to the CBC. , just added. We pay hundreds of millions of dollars to corporations through that clause.

        American citizens have made it their number one call-to-arms against NAFTA.

        I just added links to a few of the other ISDS postings. The titles alone tell you enough to know it’s a very serious issue. (e.g. 2017-11-01 NZ joins the trend for countries to say no to ISDS (NAFTA and other trade deals).

        Canadians are uninformed on the topic – – no wonder. Yes, “wonder”. I wonder if the CBC is under a directive not to discuss it?

        • I, too, have wondered how much ‘freedom’ (the still) Harper-heavy CBC Board of Directors has ‘allowed’ our Public Communication System to air this particular aspect of NAFTA,

          No limit on CBC to the rhetoric about how much Canada (always open for a little more extractive business) really, really needs NAFTA and how not having it will hurt us . . . more ‘bull’ – the WTO and GATT served well for many years; (problem: corporations obviously prefer sending 3 (corporate?) ‘suits’ (aka ‘tribunals’) to swank hotels to lower the boom against our (mostly weak or non-existent) environmental regulations.

          Tiresome business, this . . . .

  2. Dear Sandra the Sentinel:
    You play the role very very well.

    And we are thankful for the news of your non-demise !

    Jerry

  3. FROM OUR NETWORK:
    Sent: January 21, 2018 5:50 AM
    Subject: RE: Posting and not Telling!

    . . . Hope you all have a Happy Robbie Burns Day on January 25. Break open the Scotch whiskey and eat an oatcake or two!

    • After a brief (6 or 7 year) foray into the light of day,

      We rodents continue our toils, under the granary.

      The Scotch whiskey – – damn! I am going to find a Robbie Burns celebration!

      • Sandra, in response to your reference to the rodents under the granary, I quote from Robert Burns,

        But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
        In proving foresight may be vain;
        The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
        Gang aft a-gley,
        An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain
        For promis’d joy.

        And of course “Of Mice and Men” became the title of the famous novel by John Steinbeck.

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