What’s Next: Recommendations from the Kim Rogers Inquest

December 2002 was a most significant month for women’s equality seeking organizations. The Supreme Court of Canada released three important decisions (Gosselin, Walsh, and Chamberlain, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 in the House of Commons, proposing major changes to the Divorce Act in the area of custody and access, and NAWL submitted an extensive…

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Finding Answers: The Kimberly Rogers Inquest

At its most extreme, the criminalization of poverty costs lives. That is exactly what happened to Kimberly Rogers. Kimberly Rogers was charged and pled guilty to welfare fraud in April 2001. She had collected social assistance and failed to report that she was collecting student loans simultaneously. Social assistance recipients cannot also collect student loans…

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Kim Rogers: Death in the Modern Day Pauper’s Prison

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Kim Rogers, eight months pregnant and serving a sentence of house arrest in Sudbury, Ontario, died in her small apartment on August 9, 2001 during the course of a record-setting heat wave. Two days passed before her body was found. Many see Kim Roger’s death as the result…

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