Bridging the Achievement Gap in Toronto’s Public Schools

Morag Humphrey With rising income inequality, neighbourhoods across Canada are becoming increasingly polarized along income lines. In Toronto, this trend has effectively divided the city into low- and high-income neighbourhoods; and it would seem that student educational achievement in these neighbourhoods is now reflecting the very same divide. Studies have shown that, in most cases, the wealth of a Toronto…

Rethinking ‘Party Drug’ Policy in Canada

Morag Humphrey In March of 2012, Canada’s federal government passed the Safe Streets and Community Act, otherwise known as Bill C-10, an omnibus bill that carried reforms to the Criminal Code as well as to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The bill lead to the re-classification of amphetamines as a Schedule I drug (subject to…