On the path to reconciliation

Sandra Hayes-Gardiner’s (l.) memoir recounts her upbringing in a racially divided town in Manitoba and her journey from ignorance to understanding the impact of systemic racism.” FULL STORY

Benjamin Perrin

November 30th, 2023

Legal expert and former top advisor to the Prime Minister, Benjamin Perrin critically examines the Canadian criminal justice system through first-hand interviews with survivors, offenders and frontline individuals in his book, Indictment: The Criminal Justice System on Trial (University of Toronto Press $32.95). Perrin explores the polarized debates surrounding issues including #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and drug decriminalization. Drawing on a trauma-informed perspective, he explores the system’s treatment of crime victims, Indigenous people, Black Canadians, those with mental health and substance use disorders, and individuals facing homelessness or poverty. The book advocates for transformative justice and presents a compelling narrative of survival and resilience from marginalized voices. 9781487506278

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