Should we be concerned with the economics of prison?

Do we do unto others what we do not want for ourselves? I humbly suggest that the real question is: Are we in need of a moral and ethical structure that would enable community wisdom that recognizes the long term effects of punishment? If we are preoccupied with money then…

28 Jul 4:39 AM 0 Read More...

Obituary - Leonard "Chico" McGee

Leonard McGee – affectionately known by all as “Chico”, passed away early this morning, 4 July 2015 at Notre Dame Hospital after a short illness.

Chico was a longstanding member of MSCM since 2000 – a frequent participant at Open Door every Tuesday, who could be counted upon to contribute his often…

04 Jul 5:40 PM 0 Read More...

Community Building Workshop 2015

The spirit of community richly blessed us over the weekend of 25-26 April as MSCM collaborated with M.E.C. in an 8th Community Building Workshop.  Note the daffodils, welcomed as a sign of much needed Spring but which were named by us as tokens of our solidarity with…

05 May 5:55 PM 0 Read More...

Poetry Night at Open Door

Hello all,
Usually the topic of Open Door is secret but when we hope that you’ll bring something, secrecy goes out the window.
Tomorrow at Open Door is our annual poetry evening.
Please feel free to bring whatever poetry interests you: your own, poetry of others, children’s rhymes…

20 Apr 4:25 PM 0 Read More...

Minding the Monster

A pedophile gets out of prison. What happens next?
ON THE CHILLY, wet morning of November 18, 1994, Dan Haley stood at the rear entrance of Kingston Penitentiary, gazing out over Lake Ontario. Although he’d never done time there, he’d seen his share of cells; with his mullet…

14 Apr 11:23 AM 0 Read More...