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Final event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week

Seriously? How is that even possible? That this weekend could be the “final” event of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission just boggles my mind. I have watched The Apology repeatedly. I have read the text. I have followed the work … Continue reading

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Resource Issues

Commissioner Don Head testified at the Ashley Smith inquest today. He kept going back to resource issues and his budget. He actually said, at one point, “my money” …. as in, he has limited resources and he has to decide … Continue reading

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Risky Business

I read Risky Business: An Investigation of the Treatment and Management of Chronic Self-Injury Among Federally Sentenced Women after watching Cindy Berry’s testimony at the inquest today … *sigh*  SO freaking depressing. We’ve heard from several Corrections Officers over the course of the … Continue reading

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An Amazing Learning Experience

Did she actually say that?  Yes… in fact, she did. Today’s witness was C. Ward, who was an acting manager at GVI during the time Ashley Smith spent there. We’ve heard from a number of other managers and people involved … Continue reading

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Recommendations at the Ashley Smith Inquest

One of the key issues that most/all of those testifying at the Ashley Smith Inquest are being asked is about their recommendations … what alternatives might have saved Ashley Smith? Were there any alternatives to (not) maintaining her in segregation? … Continue reading

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Budget frustation

Well, it is definitely budget week in Ontario – both the federal and provincial budgets were released this week. Am not impressed with either – McGuinty claims to be a Liberal, but the scaremongering and other assorted BS – along … Continue reading

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