Jason Tan de Bibiana

The Battle Against ‘Passport Babies’ Comes to Canada

March 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Democracy, Featured, head2head, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Politics, Theo Pui

The Battle Against 'Passport Babies' Comes to Canada

Jason Kenney’s ridiculous battle against babies By: Jason Tan de Bibiana Jason Tan de Bibiana Canada and the United States are the only developed nations that still automatically grant citizenship to people born in their country. Americans have been doing it since the 14th Amendment ensured citizenship for children of freed slaves, and Canadians have […]

Should condoms be mandatory in porn?

January 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Education, Featured, head2head, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Katie Burrell, Public Health

Should condoms be mandatory in porn?

Should condoms be mandatory in porn? By: Jason Tan de Bibiana                   A new law passed by L.A.’s City Council would make condom use mandatory in all porn shot in the city.                 (Photo CC kremisimo) Jason Tan de Bibiana […]

Should all drugs be legal?

October 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, head2head, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Politics, Public Health, Rupert Common

Should all drugs be legal?

I’ll be blunt: legalize marijuana By: Jason Tan de Bibiana  Photo CC by Curtis Gregory Perry Jason Tan de Bibiana In 2001, Portugal decriminalized possession of all drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The new strategy sought to address the country’s drug problem (at the time, an estimated 100,000 people in Portugal, or 1% […]

Canada’s Patriot Act

September 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Andrew Katz, Democracy, Featured, head2head, Human Rights, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Politics

Canada's Patriot Act

9/11 is a time for reflection, not reaction By: Jason Tan de Bibiana           Canada is reintroducing controversial anti-terrorism legislation (Photo CC reway2007) Jason Tan de Bibiana Well, it’s the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 already–so get ready for a slew of news articles and commentaries about the events of September 11, 2001, […]

Should the NHL ban fighting?

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in EDITorial, Featured, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Rachel Peck, Sports

Should the NHL ban fighting?

           Tough guy Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel room last Wednesday. (Photo CC bridgetds) What they say After one-time Leaf Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel room last week, the Toronto Star’s Scott Feschuk crafted a beautiful article examining the role of fighting in hockey. Here’s an […]

Is the US justice system broken?

July 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Democracy, Featured, head2head, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Logan Clark, Media

Is the US justice system broken?

Casey Anthony and the strength of American justice By: Logan Clark THE BACKGROUND Casey Anthony, 25, was charged with murdering her two-and-a-half year-old daughter Caylee in October, 2008. Allegedly, mother Casey suffocated her daughter with duct tape, kept Caylee’s body in the trunk of her car, then eventually dumped the body in a wood near […]

Should Canada adopt mandatory voting?

June 13th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Democracy, Featured, head2head, Jake Heller, Jason Tan de Bibiana

Should Canada adopt mandatory voting?

Get Out the (choice to) Vote! By: Jake Heller Jake Heller Speaking at the Empire Club last week, President of the Liberal Party of Canada Alfred Apps suggested that Canada should adopt mandatory voting. Alongside a US-style primary voting system and online voting, mandatory voting would strengthen Canadian democracy, Apps said. Australia forces its citizens […]

Don’t even get me started on the Census…

May 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Democracy, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Politics

The 2011 Census came in the mail yesterday as another reminder of why the Harper government is bad for science.  What am I talking about? No, I’m not referring to the restrictions that now limit environmental scientists from speaking freely to the media, or my frustration with the current resistance to supervised injecting sites or […]

Is Graffiti Art?

April 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Alex Heller, Art, Democracy, Featured, Jason Tan de Bibiana

Is Graffiti Art?

Mayor Ford’s anti-graffiti campaign is risky and wrong By: Jason Tan de Bibiana Graffiti in Toronto (Jason Tan de Bibiana)   Toronto mayor Rob Ford is currently spearheading a crackdown on graffiti in the city – and when I say spearheading, I mean he literally went down to an alleyway on St. Clair Avenue West […]

The War on Harm Reduction

April 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Human Rights, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Politics, Public Health

By: Jason Tan de Bibiana The Four Pillars Drug Strategy, as the name suggests, has four components for addressing problematic substance use: Treatment, Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Enforcement. This comprehensive approach was adopted by the City of Vancouver in 2001 and a number of other Canadian cities since then, but does not reflect Canada’s current […]

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