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Justice Vs.

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What are your rights, anyway? Justice Vs. is a podcast that explores the ever-changing landscape of civil liberties in Canada. Host Maria Rio will interview activists, lawyers, organizers, and those most impacted by rights violations across the country. Through these conversations, we seek to understand what our rights are in Canada — to protest, to security, to equality — and what their limitations are and how our systems fail the most vulnerable. Learn more about the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) through visiting their website at: https://ccla.org/

What are your rights, anyway? Justice Vs. is a podcast that explores the ever-changing landscape of civil liberties in Canada. Host Maria Rio will interview activists, lawyers, organizers, and those most impacted by rights violations across the country. Through these conversations, we seek to understand what our rights are in Canada — to protest, to security, to equality — and what their limitations are and how our systems fail the most vulnerable. Learn more about the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) through visiting their website at: https://ccla.org/

Location:

Canada

Description:

What are your rights, anyway? Justice Vs. is a podcast that explores the ever-changing landscape of civil liberties in Canada. Host Maria Rio will interview activists, lawyers, organizers, and those most impacted by rights violations across the country. Through these conversations, we seek to understand what our rights are in Canada — to protest, to security, to equality — and what their limitations are and how our systems fail the most vulnerable. Learn more about the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) through visiting their website at: https://ccla.org/

Language:

English


Episodes

Justice Vs. Surveillance: Protecting Privacy in Smart Cities

2/5/2021
In March of 2017, Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, was chosen by Waterfront Toronto to develop Toronto’s Port Lands. Waterfront Toronto is an organization administering projects along Toronto’s Waterfront; it is made up of a partnership between 3 levels of government; The City of Toronto, The Province of Ontario and the Federal Government. The deal was meant to develop the eastern waterfront property known as Quayside, which is the largest area of undeveloped waterfront property in...

Duration:00:38:51

Justice Vs. Bail: Canada's Broken Criminal Justice System

12/29/2020
Over half of inmates held in Canada’s provincial and territorial prisons have not been determined guilty. In this episode of Justice Vs. we look at the use of bail in Canada's criminal justice system and how it perpetuates criminal identity among even those not yet convicted of crimes. We talk to Dr. Jane Sprott and James Fauvelle. Dr. Sprott is a professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University. Her research interests include the operation of the youth and adult criminal...

Duration:00:32:40

Justice Vs. Solitary Confinement: Torture in Canadian Prisons

12/1/2020
Warning to listeners: this episode contains descriptions of physical and psychological abuse, self harm, and suicide. The United Nations has declared solitary confinement to be a form of torture, so why do Canadian prisons still employ the practice? Today, Justice Vs. looks at how and why solitary confinement is used within the Canadian criminal justice system and the impact it has on those who are subjected to it. We speak with Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director of CCLA’s Expression and Equality...

Duration:00:49:17

Justice Vs. The G20: The Legacy that Shapes Protests Today

11/6/2020
Protests at the G20 and G8 Summits in Toronto went onto become the largest in Toronto's recent history, scaling at over 10,000 protestors. Ten years later, we ask: what is the legacy of the G20 protests and how do they shape protest today? To find answers, we spoke with Cara Zwibel, director of the Fundamental Freedoms program at CCLA, and Luke Stewart, an activist and professor at Sciences Po Lille in France, who was arrested at the protests and supported by CCLA in his case against police....

Duration:00:29:30

Justice Vs. Exclusion: Fighting for LGBTQ2S+ Representation and Inclusivity in the Classroom

11/6/2020
In this episode of Justice Vs., we take a look into the classroom and speak with organizer Becky McFarlane to describe the fight for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and why queer visibility is so critical for youth. Later, we speak with Kyle McGiverin, a teacher who uses his position as an educator to normalize queer experiences and produce a queer-inclusive school environment. For resources mentioned in the podcast, please see below: The 519 https://www.the519.org/Wyvern, a Novel by Kyle...

Duration:00:41:10

Justice Vs. Trailer

10/14/2020
What are your rights, anyway? Justice Vs. is a podcast that explores the ever changing landscape of civil liberties in Canada. Host Maria Rio will interview activists, lawyers, organizers and those most impacted by rights violations across the country. Through these conversations, we seek to understand: What are our rights in Canada - to protest, to security, to equality? What are the limitations on those rights and how our systems fail the most vulnerable? Episodes to come will explore...

Duration:00:02:25