Systemic Racism in Policing in Canada: Julian Falconer Appears Before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

On August 14, 2020, Julian Falconer of Falconers LLP appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to speak to the topic of systemic racism in policing in Canada.

Drawing from lessons learned over his 30-year career representing victims of police racism and violence – and battling systemic racism in other areas including education, health, child welfare, and the legal profession – Falconer urged Committee members, and all of us, not to let this current opportunity for transformative change go to waste. Reflecting on the French expression, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, he warned that too many opportunities have been wasted in the past.

Falconer walked the Committee through concrete steps that can be taken to effect meaningful change to address systemic racism in policing.

You can view Falconer’s oral submission here.

You can read Falconer’s written submission here.


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