For Rehtaeh
For Rehtaeh 2017-11-21T21:12:50+00:00

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hi, I’m Glen Canning and welcome to my site. I live in Toronto, Canada, and write about my life, my daughter Rehtaeh Parsons, and sexual violence.  More on me is here and more about Rae is here or on her web site.

Latest Posts

A Note to My Seven Year Old Self

November 5th, 2017|1 Comment

If I walked in I would have killed that man. I revisit that place many times in my dreams, and [...]

Our Amazing Drive Around Iceland’s Ring Road in a Minivan Camper

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Deciding to Go Iceland is one off the top tourist destinations of 2017 and it was an easy pic [...]

Icelandic Gragas Law Code of AD 1250

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

This Icelandic writing on vellum dates from about AD 1250 and is part of the Gragas Law Code. [...]

Dettifoss Falls in Iceland

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

This is about as close to a religious pilgrimage as I'll ever get. As soon as we started plan [...]

Light the light of love in the darkness of death

September 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Inside the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, we lit a candle. In memory of Rehtaeh, Amanda [...]

Iceland is Magnificent

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Iceland has been incredible. We arrived in Reykjavik early Sunday via Icelandic Air from Toro [...]

Iceland Bound

September 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Iceland Bound

Writing from Pearson International Airport as we wait for our flight to board. We're both ver [...]

Rehtaeh’s Police File


Rehtaeh Anne Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons ended her life on the 7th of April, 2013, following a gang sexual assault at a home located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada. None of the four males who raped her were held accountable for their actions despite photographing the assault and bragging about what they did to her.

You can visit Rehtaeh’s memorial Facebook page here – Angel Rehtaeh.

Rehtaeh’s story is not unique. Having spoken to many high schools students since her death I would say there is a Rehtaeh Parsons in every school in the country.

Rehtaeh’s page is here.

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