Kristy Kirkup, The Globe and Mail

Kristy Kirkup

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Recent articles by Kristy:

Amplify: Everyone should be concerned about long lineups of sick children at hospital ERs

In this issue of Amplify, guest editor Kristy Kirkup talks about the lack of public concern over pediatric ICUs and ERs being overwhelmed → Read More

Creation of deputy commissioner of Indigenous corrections ‘urgent’: Mendicino

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s mandate comes in response to news of systemic racism in federal prisons → Read More

Auditor-General report finds Indigenous and Black offenders remained in custody longer

Correctional Service of Canada failed to address systemic barriers that persistently disadvantaged certain groups identified in previous audits, report says → Read More

Federal government would join Supreme Court challenge of Quebec’s Bill 21, Justice Minister says

Justice Minister David Lametti says if the challenge to Quebec’s Bill 21 arrives at the country’s top court, it will be ‘a national issue’ → Read More

Ontario, Quebec picking up pieces after deadly storm

Wreckage inflicted on Saturday sparks concern among politicians about how to handle weather events in the future → Read More

Public Safety Minister stands by statements that law enforcement recommended using Emergencies Act

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has faced questions in recent days from Conservative MPs over which police force asked for the invocation of the never-before-used Emergencies Act → Read More

Prince Charles and Camilla meet with Ottawa’s Ukrainian community as royal tour continues for second day

The couple took part in a prayer with members of the city’s Ukrainian community and met some of the groups helping refugees → Read More

Ottawa Police did not make direct request for invocation of Emergencies Act, says interim chief

Chief Steve Bell was appearing before a parliamentary committee as part of a study on expanding federal jurisdiction for security of the parliamentary precinct to include sections of Wellington St. and Sparks St. in downtown Ottawa in aftermath of trucker convoy protest → Read More

CSIS was concerned about extremism in relation to trucker convoy, director says

MPs and senators on a special committee are hearing from witnesses as part of their work to study the declaration of an emergency under the legislation invoked on Feb. 14 by the Liberal government → Read More

Scathing report calls for RCMP to be overhauled in response to documented human rights violations of Canadian women

Report from Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action joins separate 2020 report in questioning RCMP culture → Read More

RCMP needs to boost Indigenous representation within its ranks to advance reconciliation efforts, review says

An evaluation of the RCMP’s progress on reconciliation found challenges that include a need for more Indigenous employees across the organization and a decline in Indigenous enrolment at the force’s training academy in Regina → Read More

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

Ottawa residents and police breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after protesters who had prompted a large security response this weekend left the nation’s capital → Read More

The ‘Rolling Thunder’ motorcycle convoy is heading to Ottawa. Who are they, and how is the city responding?

What is the purpose of Rolling Thunder? What groups are involved in the rally? What you need to know about the hundreds of motorcycles expected to roll into Ottawa this weekend → Read More

Rebuilding community trust part of response plan for ‘Rolling Thunder’ biker rally: Ottawa mayor, police chief

Interim Police Chief Steve Bell said the biker convoy, which could involve up to 400 motorcycles, will be required to stay on a pre-determined route that starts east of downtown Ottawa and makes its way into the core this Saturday → Read More

RCMP, national Inuit organization agree on reconciliation plan

The RCMP and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami see the plan as a starting point for a collaborative relationship and to help build trust → Read More

Worry grows in downtown Ottawa over planned ‘Rolling Thunder’ rally

The Rolling Thunder organizers have not been clear about the rally’s objective, aside from an intention to ‘peacefully celebrate our freedom’ → Read More

Decision to invoke Emergencies Act based on law enforcement advice, says Marco Mendicino

The political decision to invoke the Emergencies Act is now the subject of much scrutiny, both at a special committee and a public inquiry to be led by Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Paul Rouleau → Read More

Independent inquiry set to review the use of Emergencies Act, PMO says

The review will be led by jurist Paul Rouleau, will also examine the evolution of the convoy in Ottawa, the impact of funding, disinformation, economic effects and efforts of police → Read More

New policy will provide federal departments a ‘baseline of knowledge’ on Inuit homeland, history

Backed by the Trudeau cabinet and expected to be formally endorsed Thursday, the policy’s purpose is to promote socioeconomic and cultural equality between Inuit and all Canadians → Read More

RCMP to receive $5.1-million to aid community responses to unmarked burial sites at former residential schools

The RCMP are poised to receive $5.1-million over five years, beginning this fiscal year, to support community-led responses to unmarked burial sites at former residential schools → Read More