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Decision not to charge Quebec mosque shooter with terrorism “deeply concerning”
"The decision by Crown prosecutors to not charge Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette with terrorism reinforces negative stereotypes and is deeply concerning to Muslim communities, says a prominent Canadian Muslim advocacy organization."
crhesi  radar  terrorism  law  islam  equity  stereotypes 
october 2017 by jamesshelley
"Bill C-59 introduces serious new problems that compound historical threats to civil liberties."
"Bill C-59 seeks to legitimize troubling conduct—from mass surveillance to state-sponsored hacking, impersonating journalists, and extensive data-mining—developed by these agencies in secret and without the public approval or extensive debate required by a democratic system."
crhesi  radar  share  human  rights  privacy  law 
september 2017 by jamesshelley
The Enormous Multiplication of Books in Every Branch of Knowledge is One of the Greatest Evils of This Age
"Now, the enormous multiplication of books in every branch of knowledge is one of the greatest evils of this age; since it presents one of the most serious obstacles to the acquisition of correct information, by throwing in the reader’s way piles of lumber, in which he must painfully grope for the scraps of useful matter, peradventure interspersed. In no department have the complaints of this evil been louder or more just, than in the law."
quote  book  law  knowledge  glut 
july 2017 by jamesshelley
Ontario government announces increased funding for legal aid services
"Ontario is providing more people with affordable access to legal services by increasing the financial eligibility threshold for legal aid by another six per cent... Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible to receive the legal services they need, regardless of their ability to pay. This has been made possible by the province's investments in Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to increase access to legal aid services for low-income and vulnerable people province wide."
crhesi  radar  law  access  justice  poverty  income 
march 2017 by jamesshelley
New Policing Rules Go into Effect January 1
"As of Jan. 1, 2017, a new regulation comes into effect that will prohibit police from requesting identifying information arbitrarily, or based on a person's race or presence in a high-crime neighbourhood during certain police-public interactions."
whd  carding  police  law  ontario  crhesi  radar  from iphone
december 2016 by jamesshelley
The Pirate Bay is the World’s Most Efficient Public Library
The way media piracy works is that one person or group purchases a work, and then shares it with millions of other people. This supposedly deprives the author or artist of those millions of people’s money. One group has acquired over 50 million media items, and makes each of them available to approximately 20 million people — which must be a tremendous hit to creative professionals’ wallets. This notorious institution is called the New York Public Library. It begs the question why every author, filmmaker, and musician isn’t up in arms about the New York Public Library’s rampant sharing, while there’s a ton of opposition to the sharing habits of BitTorrent peers who use The Pirate Bay.
libraries  law  access  information 
may 2016 by jamesshelley

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