OBA Program Summary: “Critical Issues in Race and Policing”, Part 2

  • October 02, 2020
  • Saba Ahmad

On the evening of September 30, 2020, over 120 lawyers and other professionals attended virtually to hear from Roger Love and Faisal Mirza on “Civil, Charter, and Human Rights Challenges,” part 2 of the Race and Policing Series, co-hosted by the Criminal Justice and Constitutional Civil Liberties and Human Rights (“CCLHR”) sections of the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”).

I had the pleasure of co-moderating the program, along with Alan Spiegel. Spiegel is Crown Counsel on the Firearm Bail Team, a provincial initiative to address gun crime, with more than 20 years’ experience, currently assigned to the province’s Firearms Bail Team. Spiegel moderated the discussion with Faisal Mirza, a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto. Mirza co-founded the Sentencing Project Canada, a non-profit organization that helps marginalized, Black defendants prepare enhanced pre-sentencing reports.