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  • Fighting crime the right way, not Harper'sThe Canadian Charger
    January 29, 2014

    Reading the first chapter of Irvin Waller's new Smarter Crime Control (Lanham, Maryland, 2014), you will be immediately reminded of the tribulations of Ignaz Semmelweis. Semmelweis was a 19th Century Hungarian physician in Austria and Hungary who identified the cause of women dying in hospital of what was called childbed fever, death after childbirth.

  • Did Stephen Harper's lawyer break the lawThe Canadian Charger
    January 16, 2014

    I'm starting to detect a subliminal - or not so subliminal - theme that permeates recent Canadian Charger articles about the Canadian Senate scandal: This scandal is really a good thing because it is giving the world a chance to see for itself how democracy in Canada - the soft face of the American militaristic, imperialistic regime - really works.

  • Crime PreventionThe Canadian Charger
    January 16, 2014

    On December 12, Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) hosted a presentation by Stephen Waldie, Director of the External Relations Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. He outlined Ontario's crime prevention strategy, mirroring the information in Crime Prevention in Ontario, a booklet which is available on request from the Ministry.

  • Palestine, Israel, and the Arab SpringThe Canadian Charger
    January 29, 2014

    It was definitely not baseball weather in Ottawa on January 19, but it was a double-header after the Sunday service at the First Unitarian Congregation. First at bat was Anita MacLean. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East has a yearly tour of Israel and the West Bank, led by Peter Lawson, and last year she took part, and on January 19 she shared her observations.

  • Trudeau Senate ReformThe Canadian Charger
    February 18, 2014

    After years and years of talk about reforming the Senate to make it more relevant to the needs and desires of Canadians, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is the first to actually do something. In an effort to stop the Senate from being a group of political party hacks and sycophants - pigs at the trough, as Mr. Harper's political mentor Preston Manning used to characterize them promoting the Prime Minister's political agenda, Mr. Trudeau has dismissed all Liberal Senators from the party caucus and called upon Prime Minister Harper to do the same. Notwithstanding the whining from Mr. Harper and his ilk, Preston Manning supported Mr. Trudeau's move by saying, "It's a step in the right direction."

  • A Muslim woman's tragic death in MontrealThe Canadian Charger
    February 18, 2014

    Writing in the Toronto Star, Humera Jabir, a law student, commented on the difference in how French and English media treated the death of Naïma Rhaouity, a Moroccan immigrant who died tragically in the Montreal métro. The exact cause of death is not precisely known, but it appears that either her hijab or some other piece of clothing caught in the escalator mechanism, dragging her down and then catching her hair in the mechanism as well, chocking her to death.

  • For love or money?The Canadian Charger
    March 21, 2014

    Fraud artists find the internet to be a highly useful tool. They use it in many creative ways to bilk people out of money. One approach that is extremely lucrative for them is the romance scam. Those stung suffer not only financial loss but heartbreak as well.

  • The Marshall Islands: The US must pay for its crimesThe Canadian Charger
    March 6, 2014

    Beginning with Operation Crossroads, on June 6, 1946, and ending with Operation Hardtrack I on August 18th, 1958, the United States detonated 67 atomic explosions on the Marshall Islands.

  • Hot spicy food a must for hot countries?The Canadian Charger
    March 6, 2014

    It may seem ironic that most of the spiciest foods in the world originated in a band close to the equator, in the hottest regions of the world.

  • Understanding Ukraine and CrimeaThe Canadian Charger
    April 27, 2014

    There are many things that can be said about the situation in the Ukraine, and more specifically about the Crimea. The first thing to note is that in the international order the big powers do what they will and the small ones do what they must.

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