Through the pandemic, mounting disasters induced by the climate crisis, and the as epicenter of Canada’s housing affordability crisis, BC held on to a progressive government among the provinces to lead through these crises.
We need to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in this growing economy, while also working to improve the lives of people criminalized for activities that will no longer be illegal.
In September 2016, the Broadbent Institute hosted Progress Summit BC to chart a progressive path forward for the province in this critical election year. The first keynote was delivered by Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria, Val Napoleon.
A rational justice system and a program of prison reform based on evidence and grounded in humane principles would be more sensible than having to hope that law suits will correct the present system’s deficiencies.