As I follow this trial and read the evidence that is being presented by the Crown, evidence to support the three charges of first-degree murder that Basil Borutski is facing, I find myself needing to put this story in a Continue reading Borutski trial part four: A too-familiar story
Earlier this month, stories about Hollywood mega-director Harvey Weinstein’s decades’ long sexual assaults on young women involved in the film industry hit the mainstream media. I found myself asking this question: Why are we still, apparently, surprised, when we hear Continue reading On Harvey Weinstein: Why are we still surprised?
It is easy, in the business of a criminal trial with its focus on the accused person, to almost lose sight of the victim of the crime. Sometimes, the victim may choose to be silent; may not wish to engage Continue reading Borutski trial part three: Women’s voices
Story number one: No doubt many of you, like me, read with some disbelief about the British Columbia father who was investigated by child welfare authorities because he let his kids – five of them between the ages of 7 Continue reading The state vs parent round two: how much oversight is too much?