Report on Police Violence Against Black People in Toronto Reveals Canada Has A Big Race Problem
Police Violence Against Black People in Toronto Reveals Canada Has A Big Race Problem
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a woman heckler that “your racism has no place here,” it turns out he was wrong. The myth of Canada as a model of multiculturalism, in which racism is absent, has been shattered with the release of a report on Black people as the targets of police violence in Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
The report, issued by the Ontario Human Rights Commission using data from the Special Investigations Unit civilian police review organization, found that between 2013 and 2017, Black people in Toronto were 20 times more likely than their white counterparts to be fatally shot by the Toronto Police Service, or TPS