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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, QC, teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and is author of Prisoners of Isolation: Solitary Confinement in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 1983) and Justice Behind the Walls: Human Rights in Canadian Prisons (Douglas and McIntyre, 2002).

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Michael Jackson

Fear-Driven Policy

Ottawa’s harsh new penal proposals won’t make us safer, just poorer—and less humane May 2010
How do you create effective public policy in a field that sparks high emotion? Homelessness, the gun registry, Afghanistan, euthanasia, interest rates—in volatile and unstable times almost anything can be turned into an irrational bogeyman that all the research and studies in the world cannot combat. In March, a collection of academics gathered at the annual Walter Gordon Massey Symposium in Toronto to consider this highly charged question under the rubric “Private…