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Evan Solomon's Piece on CoSA

Evan Solomon, on CBC’s Power and Politics today did a wonderful service to CoSA and to the Canadian public in exposing the folly of the Harper Government’s cuts to base funding for CoSA work – even though the National Demonstration Project (in which MSCM participated) which the government funded…

02 Mar 10:08 PM 0 Read More...

Lord, When Did We See You in Prison?

This article, by the Rev. Canon Tim Smart, chaplain at Cowansville Institution, priest at Grace Anglican Church, Sutton and director for the Anglican Diocese of Montreal, is reprinted from the fall 2014 issue of Ecumenism, quarterly journal of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. It is one of six articles related…

23 Feb 1:57 AM 0 Read More...

CoSA Funding Drying Up

With federal funding drying up for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) sites all across the country, including our own here in Montreal, the unfortunate reality is that many Circles may soon cease to exist.  
CoSA is a community program whereby teams of 3-4 volunteers provide accompaniment and support…

23 Feb 1:47 AM 0 Read More...

Canadian Federal Prisons to Switch to Powdered Milk

Another effort at cutting costs for the Canadian government has come in the form of switching to powdered milk in Canadian prisons.

This effort would save the federal government over $3 million but this comes at the cost of local dairy businesses having to forgo the benefits of providing for…

09 Feb 12:43 PM 0 Read More...

Chaplains Still Working With Parolees Without Pay

Harry Nigh, a chaplain at the Keele Community Correctional Centre, has been working with parolees there since the 90s and in total for almost 40 years.

The federal government budget cuts in 2012 have affected the lives and the work of community chaplains all over the country and has been…

06 Feb 11:11 PM 0 Read More...