TODAY: Press Conference on proposed “Community Engagement” policy

Today, community organizations and human rights groups will respond to and comment on the Toronto Police Services Board’s proposed Community Engagement Policy.

The press conference starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto (123 Queen Street West, across from City Hall) in the Cedar Room.

The press release can be viewed here.

Law Union of Ontario Submission to TPSB regarding the new “Community Engagement” Policy

At its public meeting of April 2, 2015, the Toronto Police Services Board considered oral deputations and written submissions responding to and commenting on its proposed Community Engagement Policy.  The Law Union of Ontario’s submission to the TPSB can be viewed here.

Law Union of Ontario’s Brief to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-51

Click here to read the Law Union’s Working Group on National Security’s brief to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-51.

The Law Union of Ontario has a long history of engaging national security issues, practices and legislation, dating back to our inception in 1974 including making submissions to the McDonald Commission in 1978, the Senate Committee examining the original CSIS bill in 1983, the House Special Committee reviewing the CSIS Act and the new Security Offences Act in 1990, the House Sub-Committee on Public Safety and National Security in 2005 and the House Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in 2013 on Bill S-7 to re-introduce preventative arrest and investigative hearings for terrorism offences.

The brief on Bill C-51 can be viewed here.

Police Violence in Canada: Where do we go from here?

On March 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., the Law Union of Ontario is hosting a panel with the U of T Law Union to discuss police violence in the Canadian context. This will also include the panelists’ thoughts on various solutions, including alternatives to the police, that could be used to end police violence.

Location: University of Toronto, Victoria College, Room 213

Time: 6:30 PM

Panelists include:

Nader Hasan (Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan Barristers; Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law)
Anthony Morgan (Policy & Research Lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic; Board Member of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations)
Yolen Bollo-Kamara ( Black Lives Matter-Toronto Coalition; President of the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU))
Ellie Adekur-Carlson (Chair, Network for the Elimination of Police Violence)

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free.

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