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

A glimpse into Vancouver’s Eastside Skid Row//  skid row [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/a-glimpse-into-vancouvers-eastside-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] Eastside Skid Row 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. 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ - For four months in 1976, I was a pretend cop in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  I was…

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…

Jail time could be used to help people improve their health

Most people in jail are dealing with both serious medical problems and difficult social situations

Jail time could be used to help people improve their healthDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE By Fiona Kouyoumdjian Family Physician and Stephen Hwang Expert Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca HAMILTON and TORONTO, ON Jun 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - During his decade-long tenure as Canada’s top prison watchdog, Howard Sapers has often been a vocal critic of Canada’s prison system, including the treatment of…

Science should decide when violent criminals can walk free

Mental health decisions, and expert opinion, must be based on peer-reviewed science not intuition

Science should decide when violent criminals can walk freeDownload this column for your publication or website By David Zitner and Jeff Collins Atlantic Institute for Market Studies HALIFAX, NS Jun 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are struggling to find the right balance between ensuring they are safe from people convicted of violent crimes and making sure those convicts are treated ethically. The…