Kim Pate is an independent senator for Ontario and member of the Order of Canada. Prior to her Senate appointment, she was executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.


Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma

An estimated one in seven Canadians has a criminal record, and while the government’s new bill to expedite suspensions of criminal records for simple cannabis possession convictions is definitely a step in the right direction, …

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Can we end migrant detention?

In Canada, thousands of migrants are detained at any time, with up to one third of detainees in maximum and medium-security prisons despite most never having been charged with a crime. The recent Canada v. …

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