We need to talk about justice reform in Canada

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Here at rabble.ca, we have been presenting a series of webinars called Off the Hill, which features regular rabble contributors and invited guests. Launched in 2019, we bring the grassroots to federal politics, sharing stories and insights for progressive communities.

Today's show is a replay of the session which was held on June 18. The topic -- we need to talk about justice reform in Canada. Black Lives Matter's actions across Canada over the past weeks have brought questions of police defunding into mainstream discourse. The need for justice reform in Canada is overdue.

Our this episode of Off the Hill, the panelists considered justice reform through a national lens. From the delayed government response to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report, to carding and policing, to last year's leaked RCMP memo about the use of violence against Indigenous activists -- the federal role in justice reforms is complex, and critical.


  • Pamela Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer, author, social justice activist and chair in Indigenous governance at Ryerson University
  • Leah Gazan, Winnipeg Centre MP
  • Paul Taylor, executive director of FoodShare Toronto
  • Karl Nerenberg, rabble's parliamentary reporter

and hosted by Libby Davies, former federal NDP deputy leader and author of Outside in: A Political Memoir

And you can view and listen to our past three webinars from April 15May 5 and May 26.

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