Tag Archives: Kinew James

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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Ashley Smith Inquest Resumes

Well, the summer is over, school is back in session, and as of tomorrow, 9-Sep, the Ashley Smith Inquest will resume again. Time to clear my side table and swipe my laptop back from hubby (I work on my desktop, … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2013

Had to go down to my accountant’s office this morning – Revenue Canada doesn’t seem to like me any more… last couple of years, they’ve found reasons to harass me…don’t know if that’s related to the fact that I’ve become … 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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Still Watching the Ashley Smith Inquest….

…but have not, obviously, been writing as much about it lately. Partly that is just because I’ve been busy – end of semester, job search, and busy time of year for hubby’s business… but partly, I think, it is because … 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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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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A Deadly Game

So… we’ve heard from 3 Corrections Officers so far – and all three have characterized Ashley Smith’s ligature tying as a ~game~ of sorts…. attention-seeking, presumably. And yes, having watched Ashley on video – and also having spent almost a … Continue reading

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