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Protesting the Criminalization of HIV

Lives are being destroyed because the laws have not caught up to science.

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People with HIV are legally required to disclose their status to their partner, even if they wear a condom. Photo courtesy of the author.

A couple dozen demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General on Wednesday to protest the continued criminalization of HIV-positive people in Ontario.

Protesters are demanding an end to the stigmatization of positive status, as well as the ongoing inaction on the part of all levels of government to develop prosecutorial guidelines for legal cases involving HIV-positive people, who are legally required to disclose their status to all partners regardless of the actual risk of transmission. 

Keep reading: Protesting the Criminalization of HIV

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In Conversation with Robyn Doolittle: the Reporter Behind the Globe’s Unfounded Investigation

The reporter who investigated Rob Ford turns her attention to sexual assault cases.

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Globe and Mail investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle. Photo by Nicole Brumley

Within a week of releasing their investigation, the Globe and Mail started a national conversation about the term “unfounded” and the flaws in handling sexual assault cases by police.

Keep reading: In Conversation with Robyn Doolittle: the Reporter Behind the Globe’s Unfounded Investigation

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Give an Honest Farewell to a Toronto Landmark

The Centre for Social Innovation also launches its Toronto for Everyone campaign.


The time is at hand to say goodbye to Honest Ed’s. Beloved by many (and derided by some), the landmark discount store is days away from the start of demolition. But before that happens, the Centre for Social Innovation has plans to cram as many Torontonians as possible into the space over four days, as part of An Honest Farewell—a series of events commemorating the Bloor and Bathurst fixture (and launching CSI’s new Toronto for Everyone campaign). Programming includes a (sold out) gala on Thursday, an art maze that can be experienced in one-hour time blocks all weekend, a massive party on Saturday night, and free daytime community and market events.


Thursday, February 23–Sunday February 26, Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor Street West), FREE–$260.00


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