Intimidation tactic: Police photograph faces, press passes of journalists covering protests

Law enforcement officers have photographed the faces or IDs of nearly three dozen journalists in Oregon and Minnesota in recent months, according to new data published by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. The Tracker categorizes this practice in its “chilling” category, and notes that “law enforcement agencies in both cities did not disclose why they documented […]

Will Bill C-10 end online freedoms of expression?

After considerable backlash for potentially infringing on the freedom of expression, the Liberal government says it won’t regulate user-generated content on social media platforms, but experts warn this overextension of power to regulate the internet is not as innocuous as it seems.

How the “greater good” is used as a tool of social control

Many people still believe themselves to be free and as Goethe wrote: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Those who believe themselves to be free disregard the fact that to be governed in the modern world is to be “…watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, […]

Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver to ask why they’re out or request their home address, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones […]

Alberta’s top doc says she feels betrayed by media leak, launches investigation

Dean Bennett, The Canadian PressThu Nov 26 2020 EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says a member of her inner circle committed a “personal betrayal” and fractured the working relationship of her COVID-19 team by leaking private conversations to the media. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says public officials took an oath not to publicize […]

Missing and murdered Indigenous women vigil remembers Joyce Echaquan

By Paul Chiasson from The Canadian PressMon Oct 6 2020, 4:00:03 Those wondering whether Indigenous women’s rights are still being violated need only look to the death of Joyce Echaquan for their answer, advocates said Sunday as they participated in an annual vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman, […]

Top Saskatchewan class-action lawyer slapped with eight-month suspension

By the Canadian PressFri Oct 02 2020, 14:44:03 A high profile Saskatchewan lawyer has been handed a stiff eight-month suspension for threatening an Indigenous residential school survivor into using some of her compensation proceeds to cover legal bills incurred by her son. In a stinging rebuke, the province’s law society lambasted Tony Merchant for actions […]

Thunder Bay man charged with child porn offences

By Karen Edwards, The Canadian PressFri Oct 02 2020, 14:11:02 THUNDER BAY – A Thunder Bay man is facing charges connected to child pornography. Steven Siemieniuk, 40, appeared in Thunder Bay bail court on Friday, Oct. 2, and was officially charged with one count making child pornography available and one count of willfully obstructing a […]