National Security Legislation: Bureaucrats 2; Citizens 0

By Jack Dodds The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer, after making decisions on two bills related to our national security agencies: the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act (C-22) and the Preclearance Act, 2016 (C-23). The first was passed by the Senate, received royal assent and is … Read moreNational Security Legislation: Bureaucrats 2; Citizens 0

Stop playing games with this man’s life: Press Conference for Hassan Diab

On June 21, 2017, the group Justice for Hassan Diab held a press conference in Ottawa to appeal to the Canadian government to free political prisoner Hassan Diab, in jail without fair trial since 2014. A recap of the story: In 1980, a synagogue in Paris was bombed. Initial news articles blamed right-wing neo-nazis (implicated … Read moreStop playing games with this man’s life: Press Conference for Hassan Diab

CUSJ President’s end-of-year message: June 2017

CUSJ’s AGM has come and gone, but our theme of looking back and moving forward with love and justice carries on. From an organizational perspective, I am grateful to have a mix of long-serving and dedicated Board members as well as four newly elected members, (three of whom were instrumental in forming brand new regional … Read moreCUSJ President’s end-of-year message: June 2017

A Disturbance in the Force

By Mike Bell, Comox Valley Climate Change Network, Comox, B.C. Editor’s note: This is number 11 from a series of articles on Climate Change by UU activist Mike Bell. Star Trek afficionados will recognize the references, but for those less familiar, I have added a couple of images.  As I sat down to start writing the next climate … Read moreA Disturbance in the Force