Aboriginals far more likely to be jailed: Report
October 07, 2015 | 24 Hours (Vancouver)

Aboriginal street kids are more likely to see the inside of a jail cell than their non-aboriginal counterparts – so concludes an eight-year study on the matter by the Urban Health Research Initiative. From 2005 to 2013, the study with researchers from Simon Fraser University, University of BC,...

Aboriginal street youth in Vancouver face higher rates of incarceration than non aboriginal peers: Study
October 07, 2015 | The Vancouver Sun

VANCOUVER – Aboriginal street youth in Vancouver spend more time in prison than their non-aboriginal peers, according to a study released Wednesday by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The At Risk Youth study, conducted by the centre’s Urban Health Research Initiative and publish...

Aboriginal street youth in Vancouver experience elevated risk of incarceration
October 07, 2015 | Vancity Buzz

Aboriginal street youth in Vancouver are 1.4 times more likely to end up in jail, compared to non-Aboriginal street youth, a new study has found. The study, released by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, collected data from 1050 street youth between September 2005 and May 2013, determining wh...

Experts refute Harper’s claim pot is more dangerous than tobacco
October 06, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Is cannabis, as Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper claims, “infinitely worse” than tobacco, a substance that kills tens of thousands of Canadians each year? Definitely not, say medical researchers and addiction experts, who are refuting Mr. Harper’s provocative comparison b...

Canada’s PM says weed is ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco and experts call bullshit
October 05, 2015 | VICE News

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters that marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco – a claim that was widely dismissed by public health experts. The comment was made at a press conference on Saturday, after the final federal leaders’ debate of the Canadia...

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