A Rush to Race

Andrew Loku was shot and killed by police on July 4.  He’s black. A refugee from South Sudan where he’d survived 16 years of civil war, and then found sanctuary in Canada. He had recently graduated from a construction programme at George Brown...

Stop blaming Mental Illness for terrorism

Journalists have developed a bad habit if equating terrorism with mental illness. Connecting terrorists to mental illness is lazy journalism. Journalists assume that no one in their right mind would do such a thing; they must be mentally ill, rather than accepting the...

Where are the Mental Health Organizations?

Leaders in mental health advocacy, where are you?   Where have you been since Zehaf-Bibeau murdered Cpl. Cirillo and attacked the Parliament, just a week or two after one of our soldiers was run over in Quebec? The media-CBC, National Post, Globe and Mail all...

Was he a terrorist-NO-he was mentally ill!

I have been in a running battle with the CBC regarding media bias over Israel and their inability to call a terrorist a terrorist. My latest complaint to the CBC ombudsman has been answered. The link is below. And my complaint was dismissed. I am enclosing the...