On this episode of Appointed we're discussing the novel Coronavirus pandemic and its varied effects on each of us. Far from The Great Equalizer, COVID-19 is instead magnifying existing societal inequities. We speak with former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour, author and activist Robyn Maynard and epidemiologist Dr. Aaron Orkin about crucial measures we must take now and after this crisis to advocate for and fortify long term equity.
Read Senator Pate's statement on COVID 19 Measures in Federal Prisons here Read an Op-Ed Senator Pate and Jane Philpott wrote about COVID-19 in prisons here Read an Op-Ed Senator Pate and Pam Palmater wrote urging the Public Safety Minister to act here Read this Tyee article where Senator Pate is quoted urging the Public Safety Minister to release prisoners now to avoid disaster
Buy a copy of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present here
Learn how you can help advocate for the release of immigration detainees here