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We would be wrong to dismiss his proposal as fanciful or naive.
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The Ontario MPP is running to be federal NDP leader.
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All Albertans, no matter their skin colour, background or income level, have the right to walk freely throughout their cities.
The government of Alberta claims to stand against racism and discrimination – it's time for them to prove it.
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Since Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in during Pride 2016, many of you have shown woeful levels of misunderstanding of where our community as a whole sits with the police. I've heard several of you say that the police don't pose a threat to LGBT people, because we've made "progress." "The bathhouse raids were 35 years ago. Everything is fine now between LGBT people and the police!" is how the argument goes, as if conflict between police and LGBT people is a thing of the past. What you mean to say is that your battle for your rights (which did not include an agenda for LGBT people of colour) was already hard fought decades ago.
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Want to know what's more offensive than a months-old tweet by a Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder? Here you go: Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack is fiercely attacking Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the crime of acknowledging systemic racism exists.
The regulations set out what the government calls "clear and consistent rules" for voluntary police-public interactions.
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Like most people that call this city home, I am deeply troubled by Sunday's shooting deaths in Toronto's Chinatown and the eight other gun-related deaths the city saw in January. This is obviously unacceptable, and police must be supported in their efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for these horrific crimes. That being said, most people would be hesitant to draw any clear conclusions about why we have seen a high number of gun crimes over the past month. Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association, the union that represents police officers, feels differently.
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"Every black man in a hoodie can be unfairly questioned."
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Chief Clive Weighill is defending the practice.
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"We at least need to start dealing with the issues and not pretending they're not there."
People who look like you and I are outraged, hurt and disappointed by you and your government. As the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and a person of colour, you seem to be defending a policy that is racist, arbitrary and discriminatory. How can you ever reform a policy that takes away the basic human rights of ordinary people?
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TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government will bring in regulations to standardize police street checks, a controversial tactic known in Toronto as carding, but advocates against the practice say that's...
In a stunning about-face enlightened evolution, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the end of carding in his city this week. As the congratulatory backslapping spread across Hogtown, the rest of the province and the rest of the country is left eating dust. For us, carding carries on. To eradicate carding in Canada, this case must be heard in the highest courts. Judges must remind all citizens, including mayors, premiers and prime-ministerial hopefuls, that equality and fairness are more than filatures for flowery speeches
In the absence of community support, members of our communities could end up in the prison industrial complex for asserting their right to remain silent and walk away from these non-criminal encounters. The cops are aware of the fact that the people can refuse to speak with them and are free to walk away, if they are not being detained or arrested.
Toronto's Polict Chief-designate Mark Saunders is on record as supporting carding as a "valuable tool." The policy is racist, wrong and reflects poorly on our collective public ideals. If he continues to endorse racial profiling, as a black citizen himself, his historic achievement would be in name only.
Toronto's police board has gone from refusal, to resistance, to resignation, to recognition of the problem, to partial resolution (the PACER report) and now, to retraction, recalcitrance and regression. What happened to the commitment to a fair and equitable society, to bias-free policing? The TPSB is set to vote this Thursday on a policy that is offensive and insidious. This new policy not only eliminates the requirement to issue receipts, but it takes us back even further than we were a few months ago. Is this the direction of an oversight body and a civilian boss that was once committed to diversity and fair treatment?