Hunter Tootoo came clean about sin in a very public way

The story of MP Hunter Tootoo is about one man’s struggle to understand himself and to come to grips with, and then transcend, a troubled past

Hunter Tootoo came clean about sin in a very public wayTRAIL, B.C. Sept. 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The introduction to a CBC interview with Hunter Tootoo, the Nunavut MP who voluntarily resigned his cabinet post and left the Liberal caucus, set the stage for a multifaceted scandal. “The Hunter Tootoo story turned into a disaster. … What really happened? Was it alcoholism or an inappropriate…

Saskatoon rightly backs down on anti-bullying bylaw

Legislation of this sort is an ineffective solution to a complicated problem

Saskatoon rightly backs down on anti-bullying bylawCALGARY, Alta./ Troy Media/ - On March 21 of this year good sense prevailed as Saskatoon City Council sent a controversial proposed anti-bullying bylaw back for review. Legislation of this sort is an ineffective solution to a complicated problem. It should be no surprise when elected officials try to solve problems with new legislation. After…

Ontario needs to do more about doctors who abuse patients

Reforms by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons a step in the right direction, but not enough

Ontario needs to do more about doctors who abuse patients//  doctors who abuse patients  doctors who abuse patients [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/ontario-needs-to-do-more-about-doctors-who-abuse-patients/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on doctors who abuse patients  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. Jan 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons receives numerous deeply concerning reports of doctors sexually abusing their patients…

Report promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian law

GSAs in schools are potentially in violation of laws relating to the corruption of a minor

Report promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian lawReport promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian Law FREE to subscribers CALGARY, AB, Mar 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In reviewing the recent Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) report on whether or not Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) should be allowed in schools, I was struck by their fervent efforts to have parental rights – which allows…

Putting an end to sexual violence

Listening to and investing in young women can help end barriers for assault survivors getting help

Putting an end to sexual violencePutting an end to sexual violence if FREE to subscribers By Saman Ahsan and Lee Tunstall Girls Action Foundation MONTREAL, QC and CALGARY, AB, Mar 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne recently promised Lia Valente and Tessa Hill, two young grade eight students who gathered some 40,000 names on a petition, that…

Why child welfare is always in crisis

We need a fundamental rethink of government’s role in families

Why child welfare is always in crisisREGINA, SK, Jun 24, 2014/ Troy Media/ - On a too-regular basis the public is shocked by revelations of children who are not adequately protected by the child welfare system, or are harmed in its care. Programs are criticized, responsible ministers pilloried and, inevitably, more public money is poured into the child welfare system. Yet…

Canada’s lost youth

The abuse which took place in Residential Schools created the social problems young Aboriginals are experiencing today

Canada’s lost youthWINNIPEG, MB, Jan 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is documenting its findings after interviewing thousands of survivors of the Indian Residential School (IRS) experience and it is pretty much what might have been expected. Enormous trauma inflicted on these people has created deep mental and emotional suffering and there…