Research notes on defunding the police, from Halifax

Research notes on defunding the police, from Halifax

BySherwin ArnottJan 24, 20222 min read

The hard work of an important committee in Halifax has recently come to fruition. The Subcommittee to Define Defunding the Police have finished their research, their surveys, and their deliberations…

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Secrets and cats

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That time Colby Cosh called Stephen Marche a cunt: casual misogyny among Canadian journalists
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