Public Event: Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada

Monday, March 26, 2018
10:00 pm
Toronto and Ottawa
Event Description: 

Free public book launch and discussion:  Toronto and Ottawa

Toronto: Monday, March 26, 2018
7 pm
Room 1072 – Sidney Smith Building
100 St George St.
University of Toronto

Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition
By Susan Boyd

Drawing from original research and over 170 archival and contemporary drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills from the 1700s to the present, Susan Boyd shows how Canada’s unique drug prohibition policies, and resistance to them, evolved. This history demonstrates that prohibition and criminalization produces harm rather than benefits. She argues that drug prohibition has resulted in the arrest of thousands of Canadians each year for drug possession and that barriers to harm reduction services fuels the drug overdose death crisis, and further shaped the Motherisk tragedy.

Join Susan Boyd and Guest Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Hosted by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Ottawa, Thursday, March 29, 2018
Faculty of Social Sciences - Room 4004
University of Ottawa
120 University Private

Hosted by the Department of Criminology