Ideas About Policing in Toronto
This morning were joined by John Sewell who has authored a book called Crisis in Canada’s Policing. The book describes the state of large Canadian police forces after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. The many government reports on police over the last three decades are referenced, noting that few of their recommendations have been adopted.

Bio for John Sewell:

John Sewell was a member of Toronto City Council from 1969 to 1984 and was Mayor of Toronto 1979 – 80. He has engaged in politics in Toronto as a community activist, city councillor, journalist, writer, housing administrator, and social entrepreneur.
He has authored a dozen books, most recently, `How We Changed Toronto: the inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years of civic life, 1969 to 1980’, and in September 2021, `Crisis in Canada’s Policing: why change is so hard, and how we can get real reform in our police forces.’ He has coordinated the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition for the past twenty years and is a member of Charter City Toronto. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.