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Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is an assistant sociology professor at the University of Toronto. 

Given the history of BIPOC Canadians being disproportionately stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated for cannabis possession offences than white Canadians, the development of the legalization framework, as well as its implementation, should have involved robust consultation with Black and other racialized groups, write Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Annamaria Enenajor. Unsplash photograph by LexScope
Given the history of BIPOC Canadians being disproportionately stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated for cannabis possession offences than white Canadians, the development of the legalization framework, as well as its implementation, should have involved robust consultation with Black and other racialized groups, write Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Annamaria Enenajor. Unsplash photograph by LexScope
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | June 18, 2019
Akylbek Kamaldinov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to Canada, writes that his country's recent elections showed the population’s readiness for change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | June 18, 2019
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | June 18, 2019
Akylbek Kamaldinov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to Canada, writes that his country's recent elections showed the population’s readiness for change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | January 22, 2018
The federal government also recently announced a plan to spur a 'diverse and competitive' industry by establishing different tiers of licences required for participation in the legal market, writes Akwasi Owusu-Bempah. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | January 22, 2018
Opinion | BY AKWASI OWUSU-BEMPAH | January 22, 2018
The federal government also recently announced a plan to spur a 'diverse and competitive' industry by establishing different tiers of licences required for participation in the legal market, writes Akwasi Owusu-Bempah. The Hill Times file photograph