Last week St. Catharines City Council endorsed a recent call by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for the decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs.
Jennifer Johnston, co-founder of ‘Niagara Area Moms Ending Stigma, or NAMES voiced her support for the motion. NAMES was formed four years ago after a number of individuals banded together to support each other having lost a child to substance abuse.
“We’ve seen the damage that criminalization has done in our own families and in other families and in some of us who have had children in prison for simple possession,” said Johnston. “It did not help them at all. It was not beneficial.”
With the passing of July 31, we now have several months of data to look at to see the progress of COVID-19 in Ontario. Compared to many states and countries, Ontario has fared quite well.
Flying under the radar of the daily news cycle in this country is the upcoming Federal Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership election.
The year 2020 has proven to be an unprecedented time and has brought with it challenges the likes of which we’ve not seen in our lifetime.
It was trending on twitter during its first day of action on national television, nine days later the round robin portion of the CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League) Summer Series is about to wrap up.
As the messy and complicated WE Charity scandal continues to unfold, a number of provincial governments have weighed in to question the involvement of WE with their province’s education systems.
Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Chief of Staff, Katie Telford, provided testimony to the House of Commons’ Finance Committee on all things related to the WE charity fiasco.