The Inter-Parliamentary Union is a favourite go-to organization for news about democracy and the state of opposition parties. (Canada’s great Paddy Torsney is IPU’s representative to the UN). Each year they release on Human Rights Day a report on violations against Parliamentarians. 2022 has been a troubled year this far. So an early heads up to look for the report. The trend of violence against opposition members continues with new examples of state-sponsored violence. Mark your calendar now.