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Peace and Good Order

Peace and Good Order is a nonfiction book by Harold R. Johnson.

Harold R. Johnson

In early 2018, the failures of Canada's justice system were sharply and painfully revealed in the verdicts issued in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. The outrage and confusion that followed those verdicts inspired former Crown prosecutor and bestselling author Harold R. Johnson to make the case against Canada for its failure to fulfil its duty under Treaty to effectively deliver justice to Indigenous people, worsening the situation and ensuring long-term damage to Indigenous communities.

In this direct, concise and essential volume, Harold R. Johnson examines the justice system's failures to deliver "peace and good order" to Indigenous people. He explores the part that he understands himself to have played in that mismanagement, drawing on insights he has gained from the experience; insights into the roots and immediate effects of how the justice system has failed Indigenous people, in all the communities in which they live; and insights into the struggle for peace and good order for Indigenous people now. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Harold R. Johnson is a former prosecutor and the author of several books, including Firewater, which examined the relationship between Indigenous people and alcohol.

Interviews with Harold R. Johnson

Harold R. Johnson talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book Clifford. 17:04
Harold R. Johnson's book "Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing my People (and yours)" is a passionate call to action and a lament for the lives he's seen destroyed by alcohol. 18:41
Harold R. Johnson is an Indigenous crown prosecutor and says alcohol is killing his people. He is urging for a new narrative on alcohol abuse, finding inspiration in those who overcome rather than thinking there are only those who succumb. 23:50
Harold R. Johnson talks to The Afternoon Edition in Saskatchewan about his dystopian novel. 7:34
Harold R. Johnson is a Harvard-educated lawyer, a former crown prosecutor, author and a traditional trap line operator. Johnson spoke with Checkup host Duncan McCue from his home in La Ronge, Sask., about his book. 7:48

Other books by Harold R. Johnson

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