October 19, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) – Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.
May 24, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Researchers have found the first evidence of sexually transmitted infection Mycoplasma genitalium in Canada. It’s highly prevalent, inordinately drug-resistant, and clinics aren’t testing for it — until recently there was no standardized test available.
November 15, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
They don’t know how many people are coming, when they’ll arrive, what services they’ll need or who will pay for them. But Ontario’s preparing to welcome an unprecedented influx of Syrian refugees.
December 4, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
More Ontarians are reporting mental anguish and almost a quarter million have considered killing themselves in the past 12 months, according to a report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
November 9, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Ontario’s opioid epidemic is more deadly than ever, new numbers obtained by Global News indicate. And the province hasn’t shifted its tactics to deal with the evolving health crisis killing more than 500 Ontarians a year.
September 8, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Ontario jails have become so short-staffed they’re routinely locked down because there aren’t enough guards to keep them running safely.
July 23, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Crime is down – violent crime, especially. But provincial jails are overflowing with a growing number of people who are legally innocent and awaiting trial, a Canadian Civil Liberties Association report finds.
May 2, 2014 – Global News
In the past eight years the Ontario government has spent, by its own reckoning, more than three-quarters of a billion dollars giving money to companies in the name of job creation.
Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
As the federal Conservatives push to stiffen sentences for mentally ill offenders, Ontario is beefing up a forensic psychiatric system under increasing strain – its user population has quadrupled in two decades.