Missing Persons Report – No Solution for Toronto’s LGBTQI community

"Review Lays Bare Police Failings" topped page 1 in the Toronto Star of April 14, 2021. The Independent Civilian Review of Missing Persons Investigations report, led by retired Justice Gloria Epstein, falls considerably short of the press headline. While clearly condemning the indifference, bungling and "systemic" errors of police, the Review presents no credible analysis of what happened.  Worse, the solution it proposes is no solution at all. It actually urges an increase in police funding to facilitate implementation of the Review's recommendations. (No wonder the Police Services Board welcomed the report and its recommendations!)

WEBCAST: The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism

Thursday, April 1  4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism” with Eric Johnston at the Native Canadian Center of Toronto.  Host: Elizabeth Byce.   Discussants:  Agnieszka Marszalek, a teacher at Grassy Narrows, Ontario and Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action and co-editor, SA newspaper.

WEBCAST: Why the Police should be De-funded, Disarmed and Disbanded

Thursday, March 25  4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “Why the Police should be De-funded, Disarmed and Disbanded” with Rajean Hoilett, prison abolitionist and community organizer.  Host: Elizabeth Byce.   Discussants:  Loretta Fisher of Spring magazine, and leading SA members Kurt Young…