Parenting Fail: Like Father Like Son

Each parent has their own methods and ideas when raising children, but this one wins the year’s worst parenting award.  A BBC article tells the story of Romanian Bogdan and Marius Nejloveanu, a father and son who ran a family business of trafficking women into the UK.  The women were promised homes and jobs, but […]

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The Invisible Chains Book Tour Comes to Vancouver!

On Monday night I attended Benjamin Perrin’s book tour in Vancouver for Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking.  The tour began in Toronto and has already hit several cities on its way across the country. As I sat in a coffee shop yesterday reading the book before the event, there were moments I […]

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When Misguided Optimism Makes Us Bad Global Citizens

All of us like to think that we are generally good employees, friends, spouses, mothers, fathers, students, and citizens.  While optimism can motivate us to be more confident and productive, misguided optimism and wearing rose-coloured glasses when assessing our own character can provide us a grand disservice. Our society has created a culture of disconnection. […]

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Benjamin Perrin Begins Book Tour: Press Conference Highlights

This morning I attended an online press conference for Benjamin Perrin, author of Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking.  The book tour begins today in Toronto, and the sold out events across the country are a clear indication that there is a growing tide of awareness about the issue in Canada. Here are […]

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SOLD: MTV Exit Special on Human Trafficking

As you may know, MTV is making an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking though their MTV Exit Campaign.  In this short documentary the three forms of human trafficking are addressed: labour, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Let’s not be naive in thinking that these are never linked. The only part of the content […]

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