Compassionate Justice Speaker Series
October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ESG United Church hosts a free speaker series called Compassionate Justice several times each year. After a hiatus during COVID restrictions, the series returns for its 11th year from October 2022 – February 2023. The principal focus of the series over the years has been all aspects of our criminal justice system and selected other topics such as the Truth and Reconciliation experience. Join us for another season of unique public speaking events with renowned and inspiring speakers.
Each speaker event will take place at 12:30 pm in the accessible church sanctuary after the service. All are welcome.
October 23, 2022 – Innocence Unplugged
Bill Trudell was a founding member and is now the current Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers. He is also a frequent lecturer and media commentator on Criminal Justice issues in Canada. “Much of the public misunderstands the Criminal Justice System yet it is a cornerstone of our democracy and the presumption of innocence is the essential mortar that supports it.”