The CRRF Welcomes The Community Coalition Report On Racial Profiling
"The CRRF is pleased to have assisted the African Canadian community in preparing and launching this report," Dr. Karen Mock, Executive Director of the CRRF commented. "It presents very positive attempts to confront the issue and includes constructive materials from which all sectors - the government, the police and the community - can learn and make changes necessary to recognize and end racial profiling."
Recommendations proposed by the report will be the subject of a day-long consensus conference on Thursday, March 18 at Metro Hall, 55 John Street. They will form the basis for discussions on strategies for implementation.
The Foundation which has played a role in trying to facilitate changes to end racial profiling, including two "summit" meetings of government and police officials, provided bridge-funding for this important and timely project to get it started.
"Ultimately, the issue of racial profiling boils down to mutual respect between the authorities and the communities they serve. Elimination of the practice will further fair and equitable treatment. We certainly hope that all the stakeholders take this matter seriously and work with the community to implement the recommendations," Mock concluded.