Ticket Defence Program / Programme de contestation des contraventions

SSA Presentation at CCHC


September 15, 2015 This Tuesday while attending drop-in hours at the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), I had the pleasure of attending a presentation on the Safe Streets Act for CCHC Board Members with Vanessa Davies, a TDP volunteer. Several topics concerning the Safe Streets Act (SSA) were discussed. The SSA, Ms. Davies explained, is […]

TDP Bake Sale


The Ticket Defence Program held a bake sale on October 28, 2015 in Fauteux Hall to raise funds for the program. Law students volunteered their time baking goods and selling them at the bake sale. With their help, the program raised over $150. The money will go towards facilitating access to justice for homeless and […]

Human Rights Watch Mentions Bouclin A...

Suzanne Bouclin, University of Ottawa law professor, is photographed on King Edward St. in Ottawa Friday January 23, 2015. Bouclin runs the Ticket Defence program that fights tickets for homeless and street involved people. (Darren Brown/Ottawa Citizen)

Human Rights Watch links to Dr. Bouclin’s article: How Lawyers Can Help Homeless People. Check it out or see the full article reproduced below in English and in French. How lawyers can help homeless people ? Answers and perspective from Ottawa, Canada OCTOBER 2015 By Suzanne Bouclin, PHD Associate Professor, University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Canada […]

Cops on your Back? Try Legalswipe!


LegalSwipe is an iPhone app created by uOttawa student Christien Levien that tells you the smart thing to do when stopped or questioned by a police officer. Check it out!

Soutenez, ne punissez pas!


Le 25 juin 2015, la campagne « Soutenez. Ne Punissez Pas » (Support. Don’t Punish) a tenu la journée « Ticket Defense Action – Stand Against Tickets in Minto Park », une journée d’actions et de mobilisation visant à contester les contraventions émises aux personnes opprimées et ciblées par le système judiciaire (consommateurs de substances illicites, autochtones, minorités visibles, […]

TDP in the CBC


On June 25th the TDP took part in the Support Don’t Punish event supporting people who are oppressed and targeted by the (in)justice system because they use substances, are Indigenous and POC, have alternative forms of earning income, live with disabilities, don’t have homes, and live in poverty. The event was held in partnership with Centretown CHC, […]

Ask Her A Question! – The Need ...


Council doesn’t just help, it’s needed. This Wednesday the TDP team went to visit the Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation st. There, we witnessed parking ticket trials. Two trials specifically. Here are some memorable moments that I share. In the first trial, the man pleaded: “Your honor, I don’t know much about the law, but […]

Stephen Colbert: Don’t Feed the Homel...


Stephen Colbert doing what he does best.

Ticket Defence Program to Fight Back ...


Check out Andrew Seymour’s recent article which was published by the Ottawa Citizen on February 2, 2015.

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