A family coping…

   April 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey How does a family cope when one member — in the midst of a psychotic episode — kills another?   At age 23, (now 35), Michael Stewart killed his mother.  He was found NCR with a … [Read more...]

Anguish for a casualty of corrections…

  Feb. 26, 2014 Ed Note:  Today communiqué passes on a most moving story of the pain and worry behind imprisonment, especially of the mentally ill.  In the letter below Farhat Rehman, the mother of Rehan, describes her concerns to Howard … [Read more...]

Effectiveness of harshness…

   Feb. 25, 2014 University of Toronto – Anthony Doob, Rosemary Gartner;  University of Ottawa - Cheryl Marie Webster  Three research summary documents… Here, to compliment our focus on evidence based guidance, are three articles from … [Read more...]

Private immigration detention at YVR…

 Feb 6, 2014  Vancouver Sun Editorial Why did Lucia Vega Jimenez die?  Jimenez was a 42 year old hotel worker in Canada from Mexico, working and saving to support an ill mother back home.  Arrested On Dec. 1, she hanged herself while in … [Read more...]

True justice…

  Jan. 5, 2013  Winnipeg Free Press - John Longhurst In pursuit of true justice  The peace and good will of Christmas comes alive in this outreach involving Arlette Zinck, an associate professor in English at King’s College (Edmonton) and … [Read more...]