Manitoba’s methamphetamine crisis “has moved the markers” and requires rethinking the lengths authorities should go to in efforts to protect at-risk youth, Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth argues. Daphne Penrose said last week her office currently knows of 17 young people “at imminent risk of death or dying”  due to severe addictions and exploitation.  Read the rest of this article at

Image: Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth, Daphne Penrose, called for secure facilities to hold at-risk youth in a report last week. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC News)