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Philip Lee | Intrusive monitoring tools adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may further normalize the surveillance of individuals by governments and private entities.
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Matthew Behrens | Instead of an external review, a full public inquiry into the crimes of CSIS designed by those who have suffered from the agency's practices is a more fitting approach.
Columnists
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Erin Knight, Digital Freedom Update | FRT systems are notoriously bad at identifying people of colour, leading to innocent people being wrongly identified as criminals.
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Matthew Behrens | Later this week, human rights groups and individuals will mark the June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with an online writing and call-in event.
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Jeff Shantz | Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.
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Lidia Abraha | Cities across Canada are moving to install more CCTV cameras for policing, but communities in Toronto are fighting back.
Columnists
François Legault during a meeting on May 29, 2020. Image: François Legault​/Twitter
Monia Mazigh | Some of the same politicians who banned Muslim women from wearing the niqab are the same public figures now recommending face coverings be worn in public during the pandemic.
Columnists
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Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono | What is a landlord's responsibility when a tenant in a multi-residential building tests positive for COVID-19?
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A New Jersey National Guard airman provides traffic control at a COVID-19 testing site in Holmdel, N.J., March 23, 2020. Image: The National Guard/Flickr
Jeff Shantz | Some governments are using the context of COVID-19 to make a range of moves that are explicitly authoritarian, exerting controls over communities that are struggling to get by.
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Robin Browne | Unless we are vigilant, some governments and corporations could use the pandemic to extend their power and influence permanently.
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David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta government's Bill 1 appears to be designed to criminalize dissent and make protest illegal.
Columnists
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Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.