The Sou'Wester

The Unlikely Philanthropists

Inmates have raised $129,000 Over Two Years for Charities
More than 130 Canadian charities have benefitted from upwards of $129,000 generated over the past two years by some of this country’s most unlikely philanthropists—federal inmates, many of whom are serving life sentences for murder and have…

28 Feb 4:56 AM 0 Read More...

A True Story "Breakfast at McDonald’s"

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term…

10 Jan 4:23 AM 0 Read More...

Justice Reforms “punitive” for youth

The federal government’s tough-on-crime agenda is ‘excessively punitive’ for youth and is a step backward for Canada’s child rights record, says a United Nations group.

The UN committee on the rights of the child has finished a 10-year review of how Canada treats its children…

10 Jan 3:25 AM 0 Read More...

Feds Cool to Canadians Jailed Abroad

Since 2004, after the International Transfer of Offenders Act became law in Canada, the federal government has increasingly denied transfers to Canadian citizens serving time in penitentiaries in foreign countries, especially after the Conservatives formed a minority government in 2006.

When Canada began signing bilateral treaties with other countries in…

10 Jan 4:20 AM 0 Read More...

In Person Profile Ariel

The Sou’Wester is pleased to introduce Ariel Prado who was recently appointed CoSA Project Associate for MSCM’s CoSA-Project Division. Ariel has also been a very active volunteer since the Fall of 2008.

Q. Congratulations on your new appointment! Could you explain to our readers exactly what your…

10 Jan 3:35 AM 0 Read More...