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Demonstration in Solidarity with Rehtaeh Parsons

These were held today in solidarity. It was nice to know, in the middle of all this heartache, people care about victims and justice. [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#000000"] In solidarity with Rehtaeh Parsons. Victim of crime after crime. We de [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:10+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Demonstration in Solidarity with Rehtaeh Parsons

Victim Impact Statement

Today the first of two males charged in Rehtaeh's case will be sentenced. I'm not expecting much - parole for a couple months or a suspended sentence. He'll be sentenced as a young offender so there isn't a lot of options. I have no idea what to expe [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:11+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Girls Inc – Durham

[su_quote cite="Elie Wiesel"]We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.[/su_quote] Girls Inc - Durham Last week I had the pleasure to speak before an amazing gr [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:11+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Categories: Cyberbullying, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Girls Inc – Durham

#BeenRapedNeverReported

The Huffington Post Canada's front page was dedicated to the hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported. The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery, who have shared their own stories of r [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on #BeenRapedNeverReported

Due Process and Jian Ghomeshi

Due process is a concept I wish I could believe in. By definition due process is "the legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person." For Jian Ghomeshi's story I think it's safe to say due process has [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Guilty Plea in Rehtaeh Parsons Case

This morning I sat in a Halifax courtroom and listened as one of the young men involved with my daughter's case changed his plea to guilty. He is guilty of producing child pornography. He is the person who clicked the button on that cellphone, and as [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , |139 Comments

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 [...]

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