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Senator Kim Pate

Kim Pate is an Independent Senator for Ontario and former executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. She has spent 35 years advocating for the rights of men, youth, and women who have been marginalized, victimized, criminalized, and institutionalized.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has failed, in both words and actions, to equally champion the rights of Palestinians, write the François Crépeau, Leilani Farha, Alex Neve, and ISG Senator Kim Pate. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has failed, in both words and actions, to equally champion the rights of Palestinians, write the François Crépeau, Leilani Farha, Alex Neve, and ISG Senator Kim Pate. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 8, 2023
As inequality rises, so does the importance of ensuring that individuals are able to meet their basic needs through strong financial, health and social supports including guaranteed liveable basic income, writes Senator Kim Pate. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 8, 2023
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 8, 2023
As inequality rises, so does the importance of ensuring that individuals are able to meet their basic needs through strong financial, health and social supports including guaranteed liveable basic income, writes Senator Kim Pate. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | October 1, 2020
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Sept. 25, 2020, arriving at the West Block before Question Period. Senator Kim Pate is in favour of a guaranteed livable income. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | October 1, 2020
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | October 1, 2020
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Sept. 25, 2020, arriving at the West Block before Question Period. Senator Kim Pate is in favour of a guaranteed livable income. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | April 8, 2019
Sen. Kim Pate, pictured in 2017 on a fact-finding mission with other Senators, receives a note from a prisoner at the Regional Reception Centre in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Que. In October 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-83, which purports to eliminate the use of segregation.It is simply sleight of hand.The bill does indeed remove language about segregation from the Corrections and Conditional Release Act—but it creates 'structured intervention units' (SIUs), which amount to the same thing, writes Sen. Pate. Photograph courtesy of the Senate
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | April 8, 2019
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | April 8, 2019
Sen. Kim Pate, pictured in 2017 on a fact-finding mission with other Senators, receives a note from a prisoner at the Regional Reception Centre in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Que. In October 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-83, which purports to eliminate the use of segregation.It is simply sleight of hand.The bill does indeed remove language about segregation from the Corrections and Conditional Release Act—but it creates 'structured intervention units' (SIUs), which amount to the same thing, writes Sen. Pate. Photograph courtesy of the Senate
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 23, 2017
Marginalized individuals, contending with issues including prior victimization, impoverishment, homelessness, addictions, and disabling mental health issues too often end up criminalized and imprisoned, writes Independent Senator Kim Pate, who sits on the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Photograph courtesy of C.P.Storm
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 23, 2017
Opinion | BY SENATOR KIM PATE | June 23, 2017
Marginalized individuals, contending with issues including prior victimization, impoverishment, homelessness, addictions, and disabling mental health issues too often end up criminalized and imprisoned, writes Independent Senator Kim Pate, who sits on the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Photograph courtesy of C.P.Storm