Stop letting the system assault victims of sexual violence over and over

Kath­leen Fin­lay writes in The Hill Times News­pa­per on the unheed­ed and unad­dressed health impli­ca­tions for women of sex­u­al assault and sex­u­al harass­ment on women On-line version. Email comments | inquiry about op-ed column   Read about HealingNow: the groundbreaking initiative from The ZeroNow Campaign    Print version.  Email comments | inquiry about op-ed column Related


In what is arguably the most regressive #MeToo administration anywhere in Canada, it will take more than shuffling a few Cabinet ministers to win the support of Ontario women. He shuffled his cabinet. Then he said goodbye to Dean French, his controversial chief of staff. Now for the hard part in Premier Doug Ford’s battle to […]

MPP Supports Call for Trauma-Informed Practices

Honoured to have this acknowledgment and support for trauma-informed practices part of the retiring speech of a distinguished legislator   “Finally, let me speak about one case that I brought forward in this Legislature, the case of Kathleen Finlay, who experienced sexual harassment and sexual abuse in her employment. She asked for a protocol of all of […]

Women Shouldn’t Have to Die from Sexual Misconduct

Why do some people end their lives? From the suicide of Krista Carle to the recent death of despair of a person who had been cut off CERB payments without explanation and with no way of challenging the decision, too often it is because of the actions —sometimes thoughtless but often malicious– of our most […]

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

Mr. Prime Minister, Meet George Constanza That loud beep, beep, beep you’ve been hearing is the sound of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backing up and rolling over the #MeToo gains of the past several months—his own contributions included. Victims of sexual misconduct have especially heard the crashing of the progress that had finally given them […]

Biden’s Blunders: It’s Not About Intention. It’s About Entitlement

“I’m not sorry for anything I have ever done.” Joseph R. Biden Jr, former vice-president of the United States, commenting on recent allegations of inappropriate physical contact. The response is predictable. When an allegation of sexual misconduct is raised, the powerful man assures everyone that it was not his intention to cause harm. The logic, […]