Catherine McKercher takes this kind of risk in her absorbing new book about her brother Bill, who was born with Down Syndrome and was locked away in the Smiths Fall Ontario Hospital School at the age of two and remained there until he died at age 36 of Hepatitis B, a disease he caught while in that institution.
Former journalist Catherine McKercher's Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life Sentence so elegantly blends the personal and the authoritative, and it asks readers to enter its world with their hearts and their minds, writes Jim Creskey.
OTTAWA—A journalist who writes personally enters into dangerous territory.
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Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said he has spoken with representatives from media groups and trade unions representing journalists, and the government is doing 'everything we can to help them make it through this cr