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Conduct Unbecoming on #CanadaDay

A more important story than five racists turning up at an anti-colonial ceremony is the ceremony itself: Cornwallis protest held amid Canada Day celebrations. If you can, please to donate to support the ongoing grassroots Mi'kmaq struggle against Alton Gas. Send etransfer's to: grassrootsgrandmother@gmail.com. This past February saw Canada's  [...]

2017-07-04T16:43:27+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Justice|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Conduct Unbecoming on #CanadaDay

Nova Scotia Judge Lenehan’s Ruling

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  "Clearly a drunk can consent." ~ Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Gregory E. Leneham Nova Scotia Provincial Judge Gregory Lenehan could likely have been the judge had the Rehtaeh Parsons case gone to court as a se [...]

2017-03-04T09:08:55+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!! On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act. Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:42+00:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Happy Canada Day!

Speaking of a ‘barbaric cultural practice’ hotline

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] [su_quote cite="Megan Leslie - MP for Halifax"]I’d like to call in ...the barbaric cultural practice of thinking a teenage girl has consented to sex when she’s vomiting out the window.[/su_quote] Whatever comes down the pipe this week I know it's going to be upsetting. I'll once again have to reach for [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:59+00:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Speaking of a ‘barbaric cultural practice’ hotline

Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights Act

[su_quote cite="Justice Minister Peter MacKay"]Today I was proud to announce that the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is now in force. Our Government is extremely proud of this new piece of legislation that was informed by Canadians across the country, in particular, victims of crime.[/su_quote] Last week Bill C-32 became law in Canada. One of the [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:02+00:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights Act

Gen. Lawson has walked past a lot of standards

[su_quote cite="Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson"]It would be a trite answer, but it's because we're biologically wired in a certain way and there will be those who believe it is a reasonable thing to press themselves and their desires on others.[/su_quote] [su_quote cite="Australian Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morriso [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:03+00:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gen. Lawson has walked past a lot of standards

Help is just a click away

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support. [su_quote cite="Shelter Safe"]Our objective is to ensure that women can seek safety when they need it. Shelte [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:04+00:00June 5th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help is just a click away

Mína ka wapamitin Tina Fontaine

As reported in the Globe and Mail, Winnipeg’s Red River has become ground zero in the ongoing fight for a national inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women. Tina was last seen in downtown Winnipeg on Aug. 8 and was reported missing the next day. Nine days later, her status went from missing to murdered. Her body was found in the [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:13+00:00August 20th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mína ka wapamitin Tina Fontaine

Victims of Violence Week 2014

This is the talk I am giving today in Ottawa for Victims of Violence Week in memory of my wonderful daughter Rehtaeh Parsons. [su_divider top="no"] [su_dropcap size="3"]T[/su_dropcap]he past year has been a year filled with a great deal of pain but also with hope. Before Rehtaeh died she shared with a quote that she felt reflected the world she cam [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:20+00:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Violence Against Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Victims of Violence Week 2014
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