How can 824 women disappear without raising alarm?

Canada is treating the cases of missing First Nations and Metis women with indifference

How can 824 women disappear without raising alarm?WINNIPEG, MB, Mar 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The numbers have always been sad, and horrific, but the new, revised, updated and more accurate database which substantially increases the total of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada is a complete indictment on our society. How can 824 of our fellow citizens disappear without a…

Canada’s justice system still fails mothers and children

For too long violence against women and the confinement of mothers have gone uncontested and it is children who suffer

Canada’s justice system still fails mothers and childrenVANCOUVER, BC, Mar 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Ivonne Hernandez has a family court appearance scheduled for March 8th, International Women’s day, a stark reminder of the ways in which incarceration and immigration systems in Canada can silence women, and by default, their children. The Mexican mother who lived in Montreal fled a violent husband,…

What do Canada’s gun control programs cost?

The government isn’t saying

What do Canada’s gun control programs cost?AIRDRIE, AB, Jan 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - As taxpayers we should all be concerned about how much government programs cost and whether they are working or not. But what are we supposed to do if the government doesn't tell us (or even tell our Members of Parliament) what a program costs? What if the…

Funding failure only way to impact inner-city problems

Current funding models for social agencies aren’t reaching the kids who need help

Funding failure only way to impact inner-city problemsWINNIPEG, MB, Jan 12, 2014/ Troy Media/ - We have to start funding failure in Winnipeg's core area. Because if we only support success, the problems which plague our inner-city just get bigger. I first came to this conclusion in 1972 when I worked at Youth Action Project or "YAP", which was a drop-in centre…

RCMP a tainted brand

The litany of accusations and revelations seems to never end

RCMP a tainted brand© Troy Media. Please contact the publisher to inquire about publication rates for this column. Our rates are based on circulation. Scroll to the bottom to purchase this column. To view our rates, click here. January 17, 2013 [wp_eStore_cart_when_not_empty] CALGARY, AB Jan. 17, 2013/ Troy Media/ - My first trip to Parliament Hill didn't mean…
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