Please see this Globe and Mail article on her speech
…For 35 years, Kim Pate has been the country’s most prominent advocate for the hundreds of women locked away in Canada’s prisons.
It is a numbing world that tests the souls of all who touch it, filled with extremes of bureaucratic apathy and human barbarity.
So when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Ms. Pate to the Senate in October, she could have been excused for embracing it as a departure from all that – a retirement from decades of fighting on behalf of women such as Ashley Smith and hundreds of others whom the justice system has silenced and segregated. … http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-senator-kim-pate-gives-a-voice-to-women-in-prison/article33469827/
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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