In March 2012, the federal Conservatives passed the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10, despite the protests of thousands of Canadians that the bill would greatly increase the prison population, would not prevent crime, would cost billions of dollars and would have a devastating impact on already marginalized communities, particularly Aboriginal communities who are already drastically over-represented in Canadian prisons.
Bill C-10 is now law, but we can resist! The idea is simple: Torontonians meet and we brainstorm ways to prevent the implementation of this bill and stop Harper's unjust law and order agenda.
Jules Koostachin (Elizabeth Fry Society Toronto): the omnibus bill's impact on the over-criminalization and over-incarceration of Aboriginal peoples, especially Aboriginal women
Annika Ollner (PASAN): implications of the bill for prisoners,
including overall increases in Prison populations and changes to prisoners' rights
Mike Leitold (Law Union of Ontario): overview of the omnibus bill's changes to the criminal laws and the Law Union's resistance to date
Light refreshments will be provided
ASL and child care will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours before the event if you require these services.
PLEASE NOTE: there are two series of steps into the building. A ramp system is available. Washrooms are in the basement down a flight of stairs
Hosted by the Law Union of Ontario's Prison Justice Committee