Imprisoning the Innocent - Bail and Wrongful Convictions


This program will:
- Highlight recent academic research findings on bail in Canada
- Provide an overview of recent policy recommendations for reforming the bail system
- Introduce initiatives from the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Aid Ontario aimed at addressing systemic issues in the bail system
- Provide concrete, practical guidance, from both defence and Crown perspectives, on best practices that individual lawyers and adjudicators should implement to improve the bail system
- Review suggestions for practical implementation of Gladue principles and ameliorate systemic discrimination at the bail stage
Dr. Jane Sprott, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
Abby Deshman, Director of Public Safety Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Danny Morton, Legal Counsel with the Aboriginal Justice Division, MAG
Lori Montague, Deputy Crown Attorney and Former Co-Chair of the MAG Bail

Experts Table
Georgia Koulis, Duty Counsel Manager at 1000 Finch Ave West Court
Susanne Hunter, Manager Duty Counsel Services (Criminal), GTA
Jilliam Rogin, Review Counsel at Community Legal Aid, University of Windsor
Sukanya Pillay, Executive Director and General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Elizabeth McIsaac, President, Maytree
Anil Kapoor, Lawyer, Kapoor Barristers

This program is eligible for up to 3 Substantive Hours