Between the Lines - a new blog by uOttawa law feminist alumni

Monday, July 4, 2016

As taken from the Between the Lines website (

"Between the Lines, [is] a public legal education initiative undertaken by three feminists who met while attending law school in Canada’s Capital. This is an effort to unravel legislation enacted by our governments and to make the legislation accessible to the communities impacted by the legislation.

As Tamil, Grenadian-Trinidadian and Indigenous women, we choose to begin with the new carding legislation since parts of these regulations come into force on July 1, 2016.

Overall, the Regulation provides for extremely wide discretion of the municipal police boards or Commissioner (i.e., Ontario Provincial Police) in terms of policies, procedures and other items related to overseeing carding regulation. In fact, this Regulation does little to address concerns raised by individuals and communities about police abuse, police violence, and police harassment."

Follow us at @btllaw21 to find out what we are up to and check out for more information on the carding legislation and how to get involved.
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