Individuals are in prison as punishment, not for punishment

British PM's strategy for prison reform should be emulated on this side of the pond

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/individuals-are-in-prison-as-punishment-not-for-punishment/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on prison reform  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] NEW YORK Feb 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It has gone almost unnoticed on this side of the Atlantic that an unprecedented call for prison reform is coming from a major player on the world stage…

Assisted suicide a deadly new form of normal

The Supreme Court's Carter decision set the floor, not the ceiling, according to one proponent

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/assisted-suicide-a-deadly-new-form-of-normal/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on assisted [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-suicide/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]suicide[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/palliative-care/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]palliative care[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Feb 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Euthanasia? Assisted suicide? There’s an app for that. Or there soon might be, the executive director of…

When Khrushchev spilled the beans

60 years this month Nikita Khrushchev blew the whistle on (the safely deceased) Josef Stalin’s crimes

TORONTO, Ont. Feb 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ - It’ll be 60 years this month since Nikita Khrushchev blew the whistle on (the safely deceased) Josef Stalin’s crimes. And while the revelations were no surprise to savvy observers, it was a punch in the gut for many true believers and fellow travellers, particularly in the West.…

A glimpse into Vancouver’s Eastside Skid Row

There were drug addicts on the street in 1976, but somehow many of the interactions seemed to involve mentally ill people

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Vancouver cannot ignore its dark ‘Skid Row’

Vancouver has to begin catering less to the needs of the international elites and more to its own citizens

Vancouver cannot ignore its dark ‘Skid Row’//  vancouver  vancouver [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/vancouver-cannot-ignore-its-dark-skid-row/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/vancouver/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Vancouver[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/poverty/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]poverty[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Jan. 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Vancouver is a case study in catering to newcomers and abiding old problems. The downtown core juxtaposes two neighbourhoods,…

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…

Let’s rethink how we try to reform criminals

“Get tough” policies relating to law and order are not working and are, in fact, creating a permanent underclass of citizens

Let’s rethink how we try to reform criminals//  criminals criminals criminals criminals criminals  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/lets-rethink-how-we-try-to-reform-criminals/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on criminals and the penal system [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] NEW YORK Jan. 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ - During the 1988 campaign for president, a pointed question directed towards the democratic nominee, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, provided one…

Solitary confinement has no place in a just society

The need for reform is a simple realization that what we are doing now does not work

Solitary confinement has no place in a just societyDownload this column on solitary confinement Terms and Conditions of use NEW YORK Dec. 13, 2015/ Troy Media - The stated policy of the Trudeau government is that long-term solitary confinement in federal prisons be ended. In a long overdue first step, Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould has been charged with implementing recommendations stemming from the…

It’s time for a better response to sexual assault

Sexual assault is a complex issue, but the best first response is surprisingly simple

It’s time for a better response to sexual assaultDownload this column on sexual assault for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Aug 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Sexual assault is a severely under-reported crime. Up to 97n per cent of assaults in Canada are never reported to police.Survivors sometimes even keep the assault secret from their friends…

Ruth Ellis the last hanged woman in Britain

Ruth Ellis' beauty and glamour couldn't save her from the gallows for the murder of her boyfriend

Ruth Ellis the last hanged woman in BritainDownload this column on Ruth Ellis for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Jul 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When I was growing-up in Ireland, the Dublin newspapers were very fond of British murder trials. By their nature, the stories were luridly dramatic, particularly…