It is truly unfortunate that CANACE is forced to publicly reject Toby Barrett's proposed inquiry due to the fact that the people of Caledonia, Haldimand and Ontario have made it clear they want an Inquiry into Race-Based Policing by the OPP, and not another politically motivated Inquiry as was Ipperwash.
Mr. Barrett’s inquiry into political interference and the ownership of land has nothing to do with Mr. Hewitt’s call to examine the racial bias displayed by the Commissioner, in and out of the Courts; the illegal actions of the OPP in enforcing race-based policing policies upon the residents in
An inquiry that will require an investment of four years and tens of millions of dollars to examine the validity of land claims and political interference in policing by McGuinty will end up doing little if anything about law and order. The residents of
We understand why Mr. Barrett and the PC Party want to embarrass the Premier as McGuinty once did to Mike Harris however, the issues are too important to be playing politics with the lives and safety of the people of
Ordinary Canadians have been fighting for 2.5 years against Race-Based Policing –
We ask that people join us at on
For further information, please see Gary McHale’s February 11th column in the Regional News, ‘Please no more POLITICAL inquiries’ attached.
President & Executive Director
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality