A Visit to Fraser Valley Institution for Women

Fraser Valley was very different from William Head. This federal prison for women has prisoners at all security levels, from minimum and medium all the way up to maximum security. I was accompanied by Senator Kim Pate, her staff member Emily Grant, her former staff member Fregine Sheehy and [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Visit to William Head Institution

Recently, along with a lifelong prisoner rights advocate and my friend, Senator Kim Pate and a member from my staff, Madison Pate-Green, I had the absolute honour and privilege of visiting William Head a minimum-security prison for men, located just outside of Victoria. When I arrived at the prison, [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Trials and Tribulations of Security Classification Tools in Canadian Prisons

Over the span of a week and a half, myself and several of my colleagues in the senate had the privilege and responsibility of visiting with men and women inside three of British Colombia’s federal prisons. We met with people from all walks of life. We saw women who [...]

By |October 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bill C-6: Conversion Therapy

There is a lot of conversations happening across Canada around Bill C-6, a bill that if passed, will ban conversion therapy in Canada. Provincially, since 2015, several provinces and territories, including British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Yukon have banned the practice on minors, [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Call for the Collection of Race-Based Data

Back in the summer, I wrote a blog post calling for the federal government to adopt a strictly Race-Based Analysis, which would include but not be limited to the collection of racially disaggregated or race-based data. Many months later, this vision is much closer to coming to fruition. For [...]

By |February 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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