Disorderly People: Law and the Politics of Exclusion in Ontario

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Joe Hermer, Janet Eaton Mosher
Fernwood, 2002 - Law - 121 pages
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The constitutional soundness of Ontario's Safe Streets Act, which prohibits begging and other activities that more severely criminalize the homeless, is critiqued in these essays. The exclusion and punishment of the population termed "disorderly people" is discussed, with attention to how this law encourages a constriction of the public and private rights of the poor.

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The Shrinking of the Public and Private Spaces of the Poor
Restricting Discourses of Citizenship

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Joe Hermer is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Toronto. Janet Mosher is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and the academic advisor in poverty law at Parkdale Community Legal Services.

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