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As Sabreena Delhon writes in this month’s contribution to “Advancing justice,” the pandemic provides an opportunity for transformation. We need to seize it - to enhance not only the quality of justice, but also how it is perceived, engaged, and secured in our society.
During the 2021 election campaign, on one key issue, all five major parties appear to have completely missed the mark: Strengthening Canada’s social safety net.
Putting workers first in our economic recovery, remembering Francisco Rico-Martínez, the use of race-based data in the criminal justice system, achieving Canada's housing goals, lessons from Ontario's cancelled Basic Income experiment, and more in this month's newsletter.
The Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee failed to implement human rights principles in its process. It must do better with the content of its recommendations. The committee should focus on the government’s duty to protect all workers, including gig workers.
In this month’s contribution to “Advancing justice,” Dr. Mai Phan writes about the importance of collecting race-based data in the criminal justice system, and about the conditions that need to be in place before we collect and use race-based data to inform the work of achieving public safety and justice.
Housing is a human right. In Canada, this is enshrined in the National Housing Strategy Act, 2019. To realize this right, we need to pursue systemic solutions that can help ensure that everyone has safe, secure, affordable, and adequate housing.


September 28, 2021
P.A. Neena Gupta, partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP