Tag Archives: Ontario

On the Picket Line

Haven’t been on my soapbox for quite some time.  Still lots of issues I care about – but mostly I’ve been ranting over on Facebook and/or Twitter instead of here…. way more followers there  🙂 But I’m on strike – … Continue reading

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Ontario Liberals win a majority

So discouraging. I would much rather have had another minority government – at least then, there would be some need for accountability …but seriously…a majority? What the heck!!!!! Because of Ontario Liberal’s mismanagement over the last 10 years low income/disabled … 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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Comment Threads show Canadians are paying attention to Ashley Smith Inquest

Was reading Ashley Smith inquest: Corrections chief tried to duck testifying at the cbc.ca site and wandered through the comment threads…. haven’t done that for awhile. What a difference!!! Honestly, when the Fifth Estate documentary first came out and I … Continue reading

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There’s more to Liberals than scandals…

according to Kathleen Wynne, that is…. we should all look beyond the gas plants, eHealth, Ornge scandals…. lost not lost emails, and huge amounts of taxpayer money that has essentially been flushed… Yeah okay …. I’ll look beyond …. guess … 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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Moving up the chain

The Ashley Smith inquest is back at Grand Valley Institution and moving up through some of the chain of command….. Last week was Janice Sandeson, who I looked forward to hearing from again. She testified the first time – right … 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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