‘There’s no consideration for the experience of Black folks, generally speaking, in those political spaces, and I think that was very apparent,’ says witness Kate Macdonald. The Parliamentary Protective Service has offered an apology for the incident.
Liberal MPs Greg Fergus, left, and Andy Fillmore, right, raised the alleged incident of racial profiling in the House of Commons on Feb. 6. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The Parliamentary Protective Service has offered an apology after an alleged case of racial profiling on the Hill by one of its members.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.