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A2J Week 2020: The Future of Bail Reform

Recent changes to the law are signs of an emerging shift in the culture and practice of bail in Ontario and Canada, i.e. ZoraMyersBalfour and YoungBill C-75 ,TunneyAntic. To realize the promise of system-wide reform, this cultural momentum must be built upon and sustained.

The "Unlock Bail Reform" project began with a simple question: how might creative media build public understanding and support for meaningful change to our bail system?

At this online event, the Law & Design CoLab will launch our beta website Unlock Bail Reform to the legal community and then host a lively discussion among leading advocates on the future of bail reform in Ontario, featuring:

  • Boris Bytensky, Partner at Bytensky Shikhman
  • Abby Deshman, Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Jacqueline Tasca, Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at John Howard Society of Ontario
  • Promise Holmes Skinner, Criminal Defence Lawyer
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