4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese

Last Friday on March 20, while the cold weather dragged on stubbornly outside, MSCM volunteers gathered for a merry evening of celebration at our 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese!  The music played, the wine flowed, and the delicious cheese was quickly gobbled up by the 27 volunteers who…

14 Apr 10:55 AM 0 Read More...

Letter to The Honourable Steven Blaney

Dear Mr. Blaney,
I wish to express concern about the cuts to funding for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) taking effect on March 31, 2015. As you should know, CoSA “is a community-based reintegration program that holds federal sex offenders accountable for the harm they have caused while…

07 Mar 5:08 PM 0 Read More...

Harper Presses Our “fear” Buttons Again

If Mr.Harper’s proposed new “tough on crime” initiative by which “a sentence for life” means prison for life were to become the law of the land, the real losers, on a number of fronts, would be us, the Canadian public.

The Justice system and our Correctional and Parole…

06 Mar 6:19 PM 0 Read More...

The Story of Mud

Amanda studies mud. She’s doing a Masters in Mud at McGill. For an hour she walked us through several hot spots in Canadian mud, including mud from the Alberta tar sands, nickel mines in Sudbury, mercury poisoned lakes in Manitoba, and declining salmon populations in BC. By pulling mud…

05 Mar 7:51 PM 0 Read More...

President of Montreal Black History Month Visits Open Door

Mike Farkas, President of Montreal Black History Month, painted an historical fresco of the black population in Montreal and in Little Burgundy in particular. The underground railroad, jazz clubs and thriving community centres were all pieces of a strong cultural mosaic that can be felt even today. Even if many…

05 Mar 7:40 PM 0 Read More...