G2o / legislation / prison / prison expansion / Stephen Harper / Uncategorized

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful

by Mountain River Mountain River has been a prisoner for almost 3 decades, and has been a witness to the cyclical nature of the justice system. _______________________________________________________________ “Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) We want to address the issue of Harper and his bent for vengeance. Mr. Harper … Continue reading

police brutality

To Serve and Protect?

An unpublished letter to the Toronto Star written by Susan E. Helwig after witnessing the police use excessive force. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________   To Serve and Protect: How do Toronto’s finest do their job? Around 5 p.m., on August 22, 2010, police officers were called to deal with a man who collapsed on the floor of the … Continue reading

Health Issues / homelessness / housing

Prescription for Health: Supportive Housing

by Bill O’Leary Homelessness and health share a relationship that impacts the individual and the community as a whole. The experience of being homeless will compromise the health of the individual; the systemic factors/issues connected with homelessness impact health care resources from both a fiscal and care provider perspective. The value of supportive housing as … Continue reading