drug policy / event listings / youth

Daring to be Sensible Youth-Led Drug Policy Reform Conference

The following announcement is sent to you by the Canadian Harm Reduction Network http://www.canadianharmreduction.com Please visit our website, check it out and support us by becoming a member. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please circulate widely . . . Final notice! DARING TO BE SENSIBLE Canada’s only youth-led drug policy reform conference! Toronto, Ontario November 5 – 7, 2010 … Continue reading

abolition / event listings

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex Workshop – Toronto

Date: Saturday, October 30th from 1 to 4 p.m. Location: The Raging Spoon (761 Queen St. W.) What is prison industrial complex abolition? Why should we fight for it, and how? Participants will learn about prison industrial complex abolition as both a strategy and a vision for a world without imprisonment, policing, surveillance, or capitalism, … Continue reading

Conservative government / cost of prison / Criminal Justice Policy / prison / prison expansion / social justice / Stephen Harper

Liberals ask budget watchdog to estimate cost of Tory crime bill

Liberals ask budget watchdog to estimate cost of Tory crime bill from Canada.com:  Politics and the Nation – Postmedia News Written by Andrew Mayeda ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Liberals have asked Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page to review the costs of another crime bill introduced by the Harper government. The bill, known officially as An Act to … Continue reading

event listings / harm reduction / prison

Workshop: Prisons – Harm Reduction, Advocacy and Support

PRISONS: Harm Reduction, Support and Advocacy This is a one day workshop for front line workers and others who work with people that are affected by incarceration. The focus of the workshop is HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction methods. At the training you will learn: About the Ontario prison systems and how harm reduction fits … Continue reading

criminalization / harm reduction / poverty / social justice

The Criminalization of Poverty

by Bill O’Leary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are three issues that are prevalent to my understanding of homelessness and the steps required to effectively address this national crisis; poverty, short sighted economics and criminalization. A harm reduction approach would incorporate these three issues in order to address the need to look past band aid economic “solutions” that … Continue reading