Panel Discussion on Carding and Street Checks


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 201, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Free. RSVP for lawyers seeking CLE hours.

This panel will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the practice of “carding/street checks" by law enforcement agencies, and consider the potential costs and benefit of the strategy on the community.


  • Fo Niemi, Executive Director of the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations
  • Joel Debellefeuille, who has been in the public eye after a series of painful and humiliating experiences for what has been described as “driving while black.” He won one of his cases in a landmark court decision on racial profiling in 2012
  • Julius Haag, doctoral candidate, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto
  • Calvin Lawrence, retired RCMP officer and social justice advocate
  • Alain Babineau, BCL/LLB candidate, McGill University, and retired S/Sgt RCMP officer

Organized by the Criminal Law McGill student club.

This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education by a recognized provider, so please confirm your presence by sending an e-mail to: criminallawmcgill [at]

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