Marie-Eve Sylvestre is Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and holds the Research Chair on Criminal Law and Policy
and the Regulation of Marginalized People. She is also the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society and
co-leads the Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction. She currently acts as Justice Expert for the Commission of Inquiry into the relationships
between Indigenous People and Public Services in Quebec. Her research focuses on the criminalization and regulation of poverty
and social conflicts in urban public spaces, as well as their alternatives. Nicholas Blomley is Professor of Geography at
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He is interested in the spatiality of legal practices and relationships, and the
worldmaking consequences of such legal geographies. Much of his empirical work concerns the often oppressive effects of legal
relations on marginalized and oppressed people. He is the author or co-editor of five books, including Law, Space, and the
Geographies of Power (1994) and Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow (2010). Celine Bellot is Director
of the Social Work School at the Universite de Montreal and Director of the Observatory on Profiling (Observatoire des profilages).
She is the Chair of the Center on Poverty and Social Exclusion (Centre sur la pauvrete et l'exclusion sociale) and the Committee
on the State of Homelessness. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and her research focuses on issues of criminalization of poverty,
including homeless populations, Indigenous populations, drug users and street youth.