Victims

Let's Stop Denying That Doctors Can Be Sexual Predators

Beverly Akerman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living
Beverly Akerman

Tuesday's sentencing of anaesthesiologist George Doodnaught -- to a decade in jail for sexually assaulting 21 women under his care during surgery -- should have been good news. But I read this comment from the presiding judge: "There are no reported Canadian cases in which an anaesthesiologist sexually assaulted sedated patients in an operating room during surgery." This has happened before, and in my home town.

We Need To Stop Blaming The Victim

Arthur Gallant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Arthur Gallant

It is something the world has experienced since the beginning of time; every time an accident or an incident happens we rush to assign blame. We saw t...

Do Conservatives Really Want to Help Victims?

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Our current federal government's approach to dealing with crime and helping victims has been simple and simply wrong: keep people in jail longer, increase sentences, expand mandatory minimums and focus on punishment, not prevention or rehabilitation.

Fed Up With Idle No More?

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Brian C. Stiller

Fed up with the double standard of aboriginal leaders who want more funds yet seem incompetent and irresponsible in their own management, many Canadian have simply shut down listening to Idle No More. How might we deal with a dismissive reaction all too instinctive to many watching this situation unfold?

Who Do We Blame for Bath Salts? William-Sonoma, or Government Drug Policies?

Dan Werb | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada
Dan Werb

WIth the recent cases of cannibalism as a consequence of using bath salts, a synthetic drug that's now easily found on the streets, people are wondering: Is this the beginning of the zombie apocalypse? Or is this merely the consequence of slow-moving, half-witted drug policies that in fact encourage this type of drug economy?