16 12, 2020

The Life, Death, and Legacy of Rehtaeh Parsons

2020-12-16T17:01:35+00:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |

The crimes against Leah's daughter highlighted significant problems with many of the institutions parents rely to keep their children safe and eventually, this story would the catalyst for change. It’s just a shame that Leah’s daughter Rehteah had to pay for those changes with her life.

27 03, 2014

Standing Up and Losing Faith

2014-03-27T20:04:18+00:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

*The names in this story have been changed. [su_dropcap size=”3″]I[/su_dropcap]t sounds familiar — the anger, the sorrow, the pain, and the confusion. How could doing the right thing leave you feeling so let down? So disappointed? Anne’s story hits close to home. Another young victim forever changed. She tells me that she “feels like she’s […]

7 11, 2013

Police, Public Prosecution Service Review to be Delayed

2013-11-07T09:40:00+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |

We meet with Murray Segal and understand why the review needs to be delayed. It is for the best and I agree. [divider] MEDIA RELEASE Independent reviewer Murray Segal is recommending that he delay his review of the police and Public Prosecution Service response in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Mr. Segal met with the Parsons […]

9 10, 2013

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

2013-10-09T13:10:53+00:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action. These are some […]

1 10, 2013

Rae of Light Centre – Aviva Community Fund

2013-10-01T18:34:51+00:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |

PLEASE VOTE: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf16846 The focus of the Rae of Light Centre will be a safe haven for youth who may feel judged, rejected, or lost in the midst various forms of abuse. Rae of Light would offer direct services from mid-day into evening and would also enable 24/7 services for online communications. The full portfolio […]

1 06, 2013

Speaking to CKDU Radio about Rehtaeh (Audio)

2013-06-01T13:05:46+00:00June 1st, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure to speak with Freddy Webber. Freddy is the host of CKDU Radio’s The Most Maple Morning. I was invited by musician Patrick Murray. Patrick is playing tonight at a Compassion Action CD release event at Big Leagues in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The funds raised from this CD will support […]

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