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  1. Youth advisor statements

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    Hairstory - Youth advisor 1

    Hi my name is Anonymous (not sure if we were suppose to state names) I felt like it was very important for me to speak today on behalf of my community and other black youth because carding and police harassment has been a very frequent issue for my brothers and I growing up in the city of Toronto. 

  2. Notice of collection of personal information

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    November 30, 2017 - In order to inquire into and report on potential racial profiling of, and racial discrimination against, Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the OHRC will be collecting data, including personal information, from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the TPS and the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB). We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is treated confidentially and is only used for the purposes it was collected. 

  3. Chief Commissioner statement

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    Introduction

    I am here today to speak to all Ontarians about an issue that is undermining public trust in law enforcement — namely racial profiling and racial discrimination.
     
    Despite the immense pain and suffering it has caused, discrimination in policing has been allowed to continue for decades. 
     
    It is simply unacceptable that people who were racially profiled in their youth have to warn their grandchildren about it. 
     
  4. Section 31 Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    Inquiries

    31 (1) The Commission may conduct an inquiry under this section for the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Act if the Commission believes it is in the public interest to do so.  2006, c. 30, s. 4.

    Conduct of inquiry

    (2) An inquiry may be conducted under this section by any person who is appointed by the Commission to carry out inquiries under this section.  2006, c. 30, s. 4.

    Production of certificate

  5. Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    November 30, 2017 - the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced that it has launched a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). Using its legislated inquiry powers under section 31 of Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the OHRC has called for the TPS, the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) and the Special Investigations Unit to provide a wide range of data to determine exactly how and where racial profiling operates in law enforcement.

  6. Re: Development of a new accessibility standard for education

    November 17, 2017 - I am writing today regarding the government’s commitment to develop a new accessibility standard for education in Ontario. Regulatory standards are an effective way to address specific accessibility barriers and compliment the aim of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Standards need to align with legal obligations under the Code and with the interpretive policies of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

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