Exploring the use of disproportionate force and the rise of militarized police forces in Canada through the history of policing in Canada.
New research shows that police forces across Canada are building extensive digital surveillance hubs without any public engagement. Smart city projects use very similar technologies with the same dangers, yet here residents and municipalities are increasingly implementing Open Smart City principles to avoid potential harms and strengthen public oversight. The police should not be exempt from democratic accountability and the same principles can be applied to them to rebuild it.
On December 18, 2001, Canada's Anti-terrorism Act received Royal Assent. The two decades since have seen a rise in Islamophobia, as well as increased surveillance of, and police violence towards protests. How do we rebuild after two decades of anti-terrorism acts and actions?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our writers and researchers have provided groundbreaking commentary and analysis that has shaped Canada's response to COVID-19. We've fought for better supports for workers affected by pandemic closures, safer working conditions on the frontline, and more. With the launch of the new Monitor site, we're working harder than ever to share even more progressive news, views and ideas for Canada's road to recovery. Help us grow.Support the Monitor