Monthly Archives: February 2013

How many more…?

And if they don’t wind up dead, does that mean we don’t have to care about their suffering? I was home watching the Ashley Smith inquest today.. hubby, though, was out killing bedbugs…and on his way back, happened to catch … Continue reading

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Inquest is not enough

While the inquest into Ashley Smith’s death while in the custody of CSC is important, it is, I believe, not enough. As Coralee Smith, Ashley’s mom, testified this week at the inquest, a broader inquiry is needed. The report by … Continue reading

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The Province of Ontario

I have, especially since our whole tenant-from-hell nightmare, been paying attention to how many things are messed up in Ontario right now. There are, it seems to me, very few services provided by the province that are NOT seriously messed … Continue reading

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The Ashley Smith inquest

Finally made it to the inquest in person today …. have been trying to get there since it started, pretty much, but between bad weather, lots of marking & other work-work to do and illness, haven’t managed it. So was … Continue reading

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RCMP throwing away remaining shreds of credibility

Just followed a link on Twitter to this article: RCMP questions claim of 600 missing Aboriginal women …. stuff like this makes me hopping mad. The Human Rights Watch has drawn attention to the broken relationship between Aboriginal women and … Continue reading

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An emotional morning at the Ashley Smith Inquest

Only halfway through the day and I’m already about worn out from today’s inquest testimony. All of the Corrections Officers who have testified so far have displayed, to some extent, their humanity and their frustrations at the directives they were … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in Ontario

One of the issues I have been following – pretty much since Harris – is that of homelessness in Ontario. I believed then… and have been proven quite right since, that many of the ~common (non)sense~  strategies his government brought … Continue reading

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