‘The ball’s in their court’: Black caucus, community cautiously optimistic about feds’ Throne Speech pledges
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard says she had hoped the speech would have made specific references to the development of a Black-Canadian justice strategy—an acknowledgement that underscores that the community has been disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system and 'state violence.'
Liberal MP Greg Fergus, left, chairs the Black Parliamentary Caucus, which includes Independent Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, ISG Senator Rosemary Moodie, and NDP MP Matthew Green. Mr. Green says the caucus is 'looking at creating a governing structure to institutionalize the work' it's done to date. The Hill Times photographs and Senate of Canada photo