Articles

I wish I could make more time to write..write op-eds, write poetry, write children’s stories, maybe even a screenplay.  For now, here is a sampling of my published articles:

“Canada Must End the Over-Incarceration of Indigenous People,” (January 3, 2022)

“Covid-19 Should Steer Us Away from Jails and Toward Restorative Justice,” (April 28, 2020) The National Observer

The Shelter Crisis Forces Us to Ask Hard Questions about Society,” (January 8, 2018) Huffington Post

Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur a Call to End Charity?” (Aug. 28, 2018) Canadian Jewish News

Bannock and Matzah: Our Breads of Afflication” (March 29, 2018) Canadian Jewish News

We Need an Honest Discussion about Bikinis, Burkas, and Everything in Between,” (October 30, 2017) Huffington Post

Canada Doesn’t Need To Fix Its Justice System.  It Needs a New One,” (May 1, 2017) Huffington Post

“Trudeau Needs the Courage to Reform Our Criminal Justice System,” (Nov. 24, 2015) Huffington Post

Toronto Police Set to Embrace Institutionalized Racism,” (April 14, 2015) The Toronto Star.

“Confronting Our Own Prejudices,” (A Jewish Politician Reflects on Being Mistaken for a Muslim) (Dec 19, 2014) The Canadian Jewish News

“How City Council Can Build the Toronto That We Want,” (Nov 30, 2014) Huffington Post

“A Law School that Bans Homosexuals Has No Place in Canada,” (Dec. 19, 2013) Huffington Post

“Our Government Is Tough on People and Stupid on Crime,” (Oct. 30, 2013) Huffington Post.

“James Forillo’s Bail Proves a Double Standard,” (Aug. 21, 2013) Huffington Post

“When Videos of Police Brutality Are Not Enough, Citizens Must Act,” (Jul. 23, 2013) Huffington Post

“The Harper Government Has No Insite on Canadians with Addictions,” (June 9, 2013), Huffington Post

“Not Criminally Responsible: Why Richard Kachkar Did Not Get Away with Murder,” (Mar 29, 2013) Huffington Post

“Harper’s Crime and Punishment Agenda: Top 7 Disasterous Laws,” (Feb 26, 2013) Huffington Post

“Should the Mentally Ill Be Put in Jail?” (Nov. 30, 2012) Huffington Post

“Will Prosecutors Really Snitch on Cops?” (Oct 31, 2012) Huffington Post