​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion

DNA—the most private and intimate of information—is being swept up in blanket canvasses by Canadian police, who say the samples are collected from individuals who meet either demographic or geographic profiles, and only with their consent. But the process requires no court order, no legal oversight, and is subject to no comprehensive policies. And advocacy… Read More ​DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion

Tracking Harper’s 9-year-long assault on unions

September 3, 2015 Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that have been put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been partly dismantled. “This government has been clear in its dislike of unions and collective bargaining,” said Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist with… Read More Tracking Harper’s 9-year-long assault on unions

Workers must remember Harper’s attacks when they go to the polls in October

August 28, 2015 Harper has been Prime Minister for almost a decade. In that time, the Conservative government’s war on workers has touched nearly every sector and industry. Through a combination of policy and propaganda, the Conservatives have started to dismantle the system of protections that have been put in place by decades of advocacy… Read More Workers must remember Harper’s attacks when they go to the polls in October

Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Handbook

On April 29th, the CWA Canada Associate Members, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the Canadian University Press launched the Media Works Project which includes fourteen labour reporting pieces and an 80-page handbook labour rights and reporting handbook which is available online here. I co-wrote and edited the Media Works Handbook. For more… Read More Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Handbook

Moderate Islam and Palestine solidarity: A response to Aliya Manjee

April 13, 2015 As I read through Aliya Manjee’s editorial ‘I’m Muslim, Pro-Palestine and Visited Israel’, I couldn’t help but feel that despite first-hand experience, her comments about Israel and Palestine were remarkably reductive. Manjee is candid about her political position (identifying as Pro-Palestine as early as the headline) and her personal identity (Shia-Ismaili-Muslim). She… Read More Moderate Islam and Palestine solidarity: A response to Aliya Manjee