The government is set to strip the citizenship of some 1800 Canadians who apparently attained it fraudulently. The kicker – some of them may not know that their citizenship is fraudulent. Meanwhile, the newly reformed refugee system is set to come into effect on December 1, which will process newer claimants faster but won’t have any effect on the existing backlog. The plus side is that new claimants will also have an appeals process, which has been sadly lacking for too long and This will help make the system more fair and equitable.
Our “tough on crime” plan for youth criminal justice – basically, throwing more kids in jail for longer – is baffling our international peers who’ve seen this kind of approach fail. But hey, when has evidence actually mattered to the way this government makes policy. Apparently, you don’t need evidence when you have the power of populism.
The Canadian Press looks at the new money promised to veterans and finds that it doesn’t really amount to much for most of them, barely bringing those who are on disability above what Statistics Canada says is the low-income cut off.
Senator McCoy (who is made of awesome) blogs for The Huffington Post about clean energy policies and practices.
And Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard is about to take Google to task, yet again, for the way they’re retaining user data. She will look at whether such issues as tailoring your web searches based on your browsing history and how the data companies retain about you shapes the way they present their data to you in return cross the line and become privacy violations.