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Stamp out racism against aboriginals in RCMP: Editorial | Toronto Star

14.12.15

Stamp out racism against aboriginals in RCMP: Editorial | Toronto Star: Then he didn’t balk at tough talk after his speech, including being told by British Columbia Grand Chief Doug Kelly: “Some of the worst racists carry a gun and they carry a badge, authorized by you.”

Instead, Paulson acknowledged there are racists in his force and he would love to be rid of them. Then he encouraged chiefs to call him if they experience racism from RCMP officers in their communities, promising “decisive” disciplinary measures.

That’s all good. But the commissioner can do much more than simply denouncing racism in the force. He can and should take concrete steps to end it.

The first would be to ensure there is a curriculum and sensitivity training in place at the RCMP academy that is strong enough to counter ignorance among cadets about First Nations culture.


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