The tragic stories of Ashley Smith, Edward Snowshoe and other inmates who have died while in Canadian correctional facilities have rightly made headlines around the country.
The Correctional Investigator of Canada — Canada’s top prison watchdog, Howard Sapers — will soon be leaving his post at the request of the federal government as they exercise their right to appoint a replacement.
In Canada, only one in five people with depression gets appropriate treatment. And in Ontario, only one in three patients discharged from psychiatric hospitalization will get a follow-up within the month. Why is Canada doing so poorly in helping people with mental illness?