Jonathan Brun

C-10 “Stupid” Crime Bill Explained

The C-10 Bill is sitting in Senate and poised to pass. It is a really, really, really stupid bill that goes agains tall empirical research on crime, prisons and rehabilitation of criminals. Nearly every major group of lawyers, judges, right advocates and anyone else involved in the penal system has come out against it. Of couse, Harper couldn’t care less.

The video below spends some time explaining the consequences of the bill. It focuses mainly on the costs (a big issue) and does not talk much about the morality of short sightendenss of the bill; nevertheless, it is well worth a watch. And please do contact your Sentor.

Published on February 20, 2012

Recent great books

Just wrapped up some great books worth reading.

Culture and Leisure by W.H. Auden

My friend Matt Finn recommended this short essay on the meaning of work, play and labour and why we consume so darn much material goods.

Getting to Yes by Fischer, Ury and Patton

A classic how-to book on negotiation, should be read by all.

The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens

A beautiful tale of an irish boy who comes of age during the famine and makes his way to Montréal. Worth reading.

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Money quote, “Why be elated by material profit? The one who pursues a goal of even-mindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss. He knows that man arrives penniless in this world, and departs without a single rupee.”. Still working on this one, should be done soon though!

Published on February 1, 2012