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Additional reading & resources: Dr. Forget’s book: “Basic Income for Canadians: The key to a healthier, happier, more secure life for all Click here to access the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s “Costing a Guaranteed Basic Income During the COVID Pandemic” report. Click here to access the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s “Costing a National Guaranteed…
 
Selected Publications by Professor Piché Mussell, Linda, Kevin Walby and Justin Piché, ‘Can you make it out alive?’ Penal Imaginaries at Forts, Sanitaria, Asylums, and Segregated Schools, Qualitative Criminology, Volume Online First (April 2021) https://www.qualitativecriminology.com/pub/1bk9q4t1/release/1 Open Access Benslimane, Souheil, Sarah Spe…
 
Resources mentioned during the show and further reading: Learn more about Justice Harry S. LaForme here and here. https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/1695/index.do https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/8000/index.do https://www.criaw-icref.ca/images/userfiles/files/P4W_BN_IncarcerationRacializedWomen_Accessible.pdf https:/…
 
Learn more about Dr. Napoleon here Joseph Arvay Legacy Fund Information: https://www.uvic.ca/law/home/news/current/joseph-arvay-legacy-fund.php Other resources mentioned during the show and further reading: https://adric.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Napoleon-Legal-Pluralism-published-version-2019-11.pdf https://www.uvic.ca/law/admissions/jidadmiss…
 
Resources mentioned during the show and further reading: Read about MP Greg Fergus here. https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/06/17/the-black-caucus-has-laid-out-yet-another-road-map-and-its-time-for-the-feds-to-drive/253093 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/gatineau-aylmer-ottawa-light-rail-1.4713843 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/black-caucus-sys…
 
On this episode of Appointed, Kim kicks off the first episode of our wish list series with a conversation with The Honourable Louise Arbour. On our wish list series, we will hear from different change makers in Canada about what they would like to see for 2021. This episode was recorded on February 5th, 2021. Stay tuned for the next episode of our …
 
On this episode of Appointed, Kim speaks with Josephine Grey, an activist, human rights advocate, and community organizer who is well known for her work on healthy food security, human rights, climate action and basic income. Kim and Josephine discuss the illusion of food security in Canada; the social and economic barriers facing numerous communit…
 
On this episode of Appointed, we continue our guaranteed livable income discussion with Paul Taylor, the Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto. Mr. Taylor discusses the origins of food banks in Canada and their ineffectiveness in addressing food insecurity, and the ways in which racism, social services, and income and housing inequality intersect…
 
On this first episode of our Guaranteed Livable Income series, we speak with Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioner Qajaq Robinson from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This episode discusses the impacts of economic marginalization on Indigenous women and girls and the need for a National Guarant…
 
On this episode of Appointed we're talking about challenging systemic marginalization by healing interpersonal harm. We ask what the role of transformative justice is in the work of decarceration and unpack the difference between restorative justice and transformative justice. We speak with James Favel, the co-founder and executive director of Bear…
 
On this episode, we're unpacking labels like "victim" and "criminal". We speak with Canada's Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Margot Van Sluytman, a poet and writer whose father was murdered at his workplace when she was a child, and Shannon Moroney, a bestselling author whose husband forcibly confined and raped other women. Click here to access Sha…
 
On this episode of Appointed, we dig into the issue of immigration detention. We speak with a man named Olu and his wife Kimora. Olu was detained for 11 months, despite having no criminal charges laid against him. He organized with his fellow detainees and even went on a hunger strike to try to secure his freedom. We also speak with Jared Will, the…
 
On this shorter episode Kim and Reakash discuss the recent push in the Senate to overhaul the government's Bill to "end" solitary confinement, Bill C-83. (Spoiler: Bill C-83 doesn't end solitary confinement at all) Kim provides an update on which Senate amendments the government accepted and the many more that were ignored. This sad story has a sil…
 
All paths to income equality seem to point towards a National Guaranteed Livable Income -- find out why on the newest episode of Appointed. We speak with Sheila Regehr, the Executive Director of Basic Income Canada to learn about Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Program and why it got scrapped. We also speak with Avvy Go, a co-founder of the Colour of …
 
On this episode of Appointed we're talking about decarceration and why Canada needs WAY more of it. We interview Yusuf Faqiri, the brother of Soleiman Faqiri, a man with mental illness who was killed in an Ontario jail. We also speak with Debbie Kilroy an advocate, legal practicioner, former prisoner and founder of an Australian organization called…
 
Kim and Reakash discuss Bill S-251, legislation that, if passed, would give judges discretion to decide whether or not to apply mandatory minimum sentences. We speak with Pam Palmater, a Mi'kmaq lawyer and activist about why mandatory minimums disproportionately affect Indigenous people and Neal Nshannacappo, a Saulteaux social worker and graphic n…
 
On this episode of Appointed, we're talking about segregation and solitary confinement. What's the difference? Didn't the federal government's Bill C-83 end the use of segregation? What can average people do about it? Press play and find out. We speak with Renee Acoby, a woman who survived segregation and for a time was labelled the most dangerous …
 
Welcome to Appointed, allow us to introduce ourselves. Kim Pate is an Independent Canadian Senator and Reakash Walters is a law student and community advocate. We do our best to bring issues affecting folks on the margins, to the centre. Please follow us on Twitter @AppointedPod and subscribe to our podcast today! A big thank you to Creeasian, an a…
 
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