Co-ordinator, Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, former Mayor of Toronto
John Sewell was a member of Toronto City Council from 1969 to 1984, and was Mayor of Toronto 1979 – 80. He has engaged in politics in Toronto as a lawyer, community activist, city councillor, journalist, writer, housing administrator, and social entrepreneur, and chaired the Royal Commission on Planning and Development Reform in Ontario, 1991 – 93. He has often spoken for and represented those who do not have access to the levers of power in society. He is currently the co-ordinator of Toronto Police Accountability Coalition (www.tpac.ca).
He has written for many publications and has authored ten books, mostly about urban issues. His most recent books are `The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto’s Sprawl,’ published by University of Toronto Press, and `Police in Canada, The Real Story’, published by James Lorimer and Company.
He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.
|ID||Event Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Discovering the world of policing||Full Day||February 5, 2015|