November 29th, 2019

Chender: Justice Minister must apologize for street checks

Halifax -- NDP Justice Spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement on the Halifax Regional Police’s (HRP) apology for street checks:

“Today’s apology from the HRP is an important step in laying the groundwork for how we start to move forward. I am also glad to know that Halifax police will be working on training and other steps to start to reverse some of the cultural and systemic issues in policing.
All Nova Scotians, and particularly members of the African Nova Scotian community need to know that the Department of Justice is working to address systemic racism in policing throughout the province. In order to provide this assurance, we need to hear directly from the Premier and the Minister that this is a priority.
The Minister of Justice should take the first step now and apologize to the entire African Nova Scotian community.”