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Mr. John S. Sewell

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Phone: (416) ***-****  HQ Phone
Toronto Police Accountability Coalition
Suite 206 401 Richmond St West
Toronto , Ontario m5v 3a8

Company Description: Toronto Police Accountability Coalition is a group which encourages debate about police policy issues, and is devoted to making the police more accountable to the...   more

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • law degree
    University of Toronto Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Toronto
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Some, including Toronto Police ..., 14 Nov 2014 [cached]
Some, including Toronto Police Accountability Coalition member John Sewell, argued that if the practice cannot be reformed, it should be scrapped altogether. "We think the appropriate course of action is simply to prohibit stops by officers, unless the individual is suspected to be involved in criminal activity," Sewell said.
Former mayor John Sewell, ..., 2 June 2014 [cached]
Former mayor John Sewell, head of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, has been pushing for MCITs to be made first responders. He said that expanding the teams city-wide may help to change attitudes among police towards people with mental illness.
Police are trained to command and control, he said. The teams in fact dont approach things that way.
John Sewell was a member of ..., 6 Feb 2014 [cached]
John Sewell was a member of Toronto City Council for 15 years, and was former Mayor of Toronto. He has engaged in politics in Toronto as a community activist, city councillor, journalist, writer, housing administrator, social entrepreneur, and chaired the Royal Commission on Planning and Development Reform in Ontario. He is currently the co-ordinator of Toronto Police Accountability Coalition. 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, and Police in Canada, The Real Story. He is the recipient of the Order of Canada.
Our Board | Energy Probe, 23 Feb 2015 [cached]
John Sewell Director, 1991
John Sewell is an influential voice in both the city of Toronto's political and physical landscape. As a former mayor of Toronto and contributor to a number of city-based publications, Mr. Sewell has been a critic and leader in the development of Toronto for more than 30 years. After working as an alderman for the Toronto City Council from 1969 to 1978, Mr. Sewell was elected Mayor for a two year term. Throughout his time as both an alderman and as mayor, he was a strong advocate of city-based initiatives - including increased and affordable public transportation and a larger stock of public housing. He was also a leading defender of gay rights, long before the issue was taken up by other politicians in Toronto. Since leaving politics, he has been a regular contributor to a number of publications, including: The Globe and Mail, Now, Post City Magazine and Eye Weekly. He's also the author of eight books. Mr. Sewell was born in Toronto in 1940, and raised in the Beaches area of the city. He received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 1961 and a law degree from the University of Toronto Law School in 1964. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2005.
As you read in our fund-raising ..., 24 Nov 2010 [cached]
As you read in our fund-raising letter, we were very fortunate to be able to retain John Sewell, former mayor of Toronto, as our agent for the OMB hearings and he has been working very hard for us over the past several months. He is now representing Limerick Township as well so we are able to work jointly with the township to oppose the developer's application to add 53 more lots to Limerick Estates, 29 of which are within 300 metres of the shore of Limerick Lake. (These are lots we should note that he willingly gave up in 1999.)
· LWRA (now with the township) hired an expert witness, a hydrogeologist, Rick McGregor, to give evidence at the hearing on the science and new technology issues; Rick has been most helpful to John Sewell to date in explaining some of the science data in the witness statements of the experts from the Ministry and the Trident; we have also submitted a witness statement from Councillor Dave Golem on the long-term implications for the township of the proposed new lots.
In the end, we supported the adjournment request with conditions but made the point that neither we nor the township supported a negotiated settlement because as John Sewell said: Trident had not honoured the settlement it agreed to in 1999, and we think the issues are too large and significant to be handled in a settlement such as that being contemplated. Sewell said we wanted adjudication on the science evidence. We believe that the decisions on this application will have implications that are province-wide.
Fortunately for us, OMB Member Culham said he thought it was necessary for the Board to hear scientific evidence on these matters - he was quite insistent on this -- even if there is a proposed settlement. He said he had read a number of the witness statements, and referred to some filed by the Ministry, and those filed by Rick McGregor (the Association's expert witness) and by Dave Golem, Limerick councillor. He indicated he had a substantial interest in water issues. He was concerned that the way the scientists resolved their differences had to be part of the hearing record and his judgment.
Member Culham understood that a settlement which involves development within the 300m setback from Limerick, an at-capacity cold water lake-trout lake, may provoke interest from other outside groups and organizations, and seemed to understand the necessity for the proposed settlement to be public and available before the Board considered its merits. He offered to schedule hearings on several evenings if this were needed to allow interested parties to speak on these issues. He suggested that the Association and/or the Township submit the names and addresses of such organizations as quickly as possible to the Board. When we indicated that we didn't really know what this might entail at this point, and it may take several weeks to get a list of interested parties, he indicated that he wanted to have those names by the September 8 hearing. It was agreed the Board will meet on September 8, at 10 am in the Ramada Inn, Belleville, to settle procedural matters but the main hearings will take place as originally scheduled in October.
In informal conversation following the proceedings, we and the township agreed we should draft letters to be sent to all of those we think would have an interest in the proposed settlement - other municipalities, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, cottage associations, environmental groups and the media. John Sewell will draft the letters and we'll try to compile the lists of who they will be sent to.
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