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Lynn McDonald

Lynn McDonald, CM, PhD, LLD, is a professor emerita, and a former MP; she is co-founder of the (recently formed) Campaign for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement: www.abolishsolitary.ca

Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | November 18, 2019
Former NDP MP Lynn McDonald succeeded in getting a serious private member’s bill passed, the Non-Smokers’ Health Act, 1988. Newly elected Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, centre, pictured on Oct. 29, 2019, at an orientation session for new MPs put on by House of Commons staff in Wellington Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | November 18, 2019
Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | November 18, 2019
Former NDP MP Lynn McDonald succeeded in getting a serious private member’s bill passed, the Non-Smokers’ Health Act, 1988. Newly elected Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, centre, pictured on Oct. 29, 2019, at an orientation session for new MPs put on by House of Commons staff in Wellington Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | December 4, 2017
The Mandela Rules, which limit solitary to 15 days, are named after Nelson Mandela, who endured 27 years of prison before his release. He called solitary 'the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one’s mind, which can begin to play tricks.'  Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | December 4, 2017
Opinion | BY LYNN MCDONALD | December 4, 2017
The Mandela Rules, which limit solitary to 15 days, are named after Nelson Mandela, who endured 27 years of prison before his release. He called solitary 'the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one’s mind, which can begin to play tricks.'  Photograph courtesy of Flickr