Daily Archives: November 26, 2014

An Aboriginal Perspective on the Decision to Take 11-Year-Old Girl Off Chemo in Favour of Traditional Medicine

by | November 26, 2014

—- Update: I was confused about two related cases. It is Makayla Sault who had the fundamentalist Christian parents. The CBC show, White Coat, Black Art did a show on her case which is identical to this girl’s as she is an Aboriginal child with leukaemia whose parents stopped her treatment in favour of receiving treatment in Florida. Sadly but… Read more »

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Book Clubs for Inmates

by | November 26, 2014

On November 21, Kate Taylor introduced Globe and Mail readers to a different kind of book club: Book Clubs for Inmates. Book Clubs for Inmates was started in 2009 by Carol Finlay, a retired Anglican priest and English teacher, at Collins Bay Institution, in Kingston Ontario: “I went into Collins Bay. … I thought I… Read more »

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Catholic Schools Controlling the Message

by | November 26, 2014

According to Xtra, the principal at St. George (Catholic) School in Ottawa has refused to allow two students to “choose gay rights as the theme for their social justice project” because the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has a “rich family life program that addresses all aspects of human relationships and family life in an… Read more »

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