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.
Harper is not done: Bill C-54, currently before Parliament, could drastically increase the lengt...h of detention for those found “not criminally responsible.”
On January 17th, the Law Union of Ontario hosted a community meeting to brainstorm ways to prevent the implementation of the omnibus crime bill and stop Harper's unjust law and order agenda.
Please join us for an important follow-up meeting, for updates and action to further the resistance.
Thursday, May 23
Friends House – Meeting Room
60 Lowther Avenue (just north of Bloor, near St. George Station)
• Suzan Fraser (lawyer): an update on Bill C-54, and its implications for prisoners.
• Updates from the four working groups struck at the January 17th meeting
There will time to work together to brainstorm next steps.
Light refreshments will be provided
ASL and child care will be available. Please email email@example.com by May 17th if you require these services.
Hosted by the Law Union of Ontario's Prison Justice Committee
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