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.