//At the end of the day…

At the end of the day…

At the end of the day our daughter lost her faith in justice. There is no excuse for someone so young to lose faith like that.

Nothing can bring her back and all I can wish for now is that her death was not in vain.

We all make mistakes, we all hurt, and we all wish for something better to come from our pain.

I’m tired of fighting. Hopefully today will help heal the bitterness and anger and for the first time in years I can look ahead instead of behind.

My daughter was innocent.

Today is her day.

Tomorrow holds the promise of something better.

2015-10-08T08:11:41+00:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |8 Comments


  1. Renita Gallant October 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I know nothing can bring back your daughter, and my heart aches for you. But I want you to know that Rehtaeh is making a difference…at least in my house, and hopefully many like mine. I was naïve to how teenagers were using and abusing each other and technology. I have a son that’s 11, and I’m now acutely aware of what I am teaching him about how to treat others, online and off, and the ramifications that can come from not treating people, and the technology, with the respect they deserve. I hope that what she went through served to open the eyes of many like myself, and that it all was not in vain.

  2. Frederick Lawrence Bushor October 9, 2015 at 3:05 am

    A line from a Stan Rogers song: God damn them all! Those to whom Rehtaeh and her family looked for help will have many sleepless nights and time to think of the terrible INJUSTICE they visited upon a victim in need

  3. Mike Clark October 9, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Glen, I have followed your fight for recognition for the lack of justice for Rehtaeh and today you have accompished that you are a good father. I understand your fight I am also fighting the justice system for the lack of justice and accountability for my granddaughters abuser, she is also suicidal. The authorities will not listen. You are my hero. I will continue to fight this pathetic justice system win or lose. My husband said you were not going to get anywhere but I always knew you would. He stated today he was wrong. I also understand your tiredeness fighting is very weary. Rehtaeh I am sure would say to you thank Dad your the best. Glen take a rest from fighting your battle is over look ahead.

    • jaxw1ld October 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I am so proud of you and Leah and all that you’ve both accomplished!

      It’s about time the police were accountable for their actions and there’s a sweetness in knowing that your determination and patience has paid off.

      To Mike : I know that many people did not see justice for Rehtaeh to be had but then we have 2 of the 4 charged & found guilty, being brought to justice ; and yesterday… Someone took accountability for failing Rehtaeh.

      I have to add also >> the way police handle violent crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence has changed since Rehtaeh. Years ago, I was trying to see justice myself against an intimate partner who I fled from. The police were all but blatantly on the side of the offender. I had to fight with the police to accompany me to get my belongings, I had to fight for justice for 2 years just to have a Crown Attorney take 45 minutes to convince me to go with a Peace Bond. No justice.

      Flash forward several years and I find myself in a similar situation. The superintendents of the apartment building I was in called and made a noise complaint to the police after telling myself and intimate partner to keep the noise down. The police were at the door in less than 10 minutes and my abuser was taken away in handcuffs. I was asked a few questions, special investigations was called in to take pictures of my injuries and areas of the apartment there was a struggle. They acted swiftly this time. They acted with compassion. Officers Mark, Tony,and others reinstilled my little faith in the justice system. That was December 5th 2014. Court was August 27th. My abuser pled guilty, much to my surprise.

      I attribute the training of these officers to the memory of Rehtaeh Parsons and her case. I also attribute it to the hard work and advocacy of Leah Parsons and Glen Canning. Well done, Glen! <3

      Let's make hashtag #Justice4Rehtaeh trend as a celebration of the this great day and to serve as a reminder that We Do Not Forget.

      Cheers all!

  4. Kevin Vowles October 9, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Sending you love and warmth Glen.

  5. Michael Cowtan October 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I wish you all well Glen.

  6. Bernita October 8, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    sending you and your family lots of love and good thoughts, as always.

  7. […] In a statement posted on his website Thursday, Parsons’ father Glen Canning wrote that his daughter was failed by the justice system, and that “there is no excuse for someone so young to lose faith like that.” […]

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