Friends Who Argue

Interview with Joshua Sealy-Harrington (Part 2): Systemic racism viewed through the lens of historical jurisprudence

February 26, 2021 Various Season 1 Episode 5
Friends Who Argue
Interview with Joshua Sealy-Harrington (Part 2): Systemic racism viewed through the lens of historical jurisprudence
Show Notes

In Part 2 of this interview, released in honour of Black History Month, Natalia Rodriguez and Joshua Sealy-Harrington continue their important discussion on systemic racism looking at examples in recent jurisprudence, including;

  • R. v. Kokopenace, 2015 SCC 28, in which the Court declined to consider the disproportionate effects of the jury roll system on racialized and marginalized Canadians
  • Fraser v. Canada, a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that provides some helpful language in addressing systemic barriers
  • R. v. Chouhan, a Supreme Court of Canada decision on pre-emptory challenges
  • They also discuss why there is so little s. 15 jurisprudence relating to race at the highest levels of our courts

Natalia Rodriguez https://conway.pro/natalia-rodriguez

Joshua Sealy-Harrington https://powerlaw.ca/teams/joshua-sealy-harrington/