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Police diversity fails to keep pace with Canadian populations

July 14, 2016

CBC News | July 14, 2016

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah at the University of Toronto, who has studied the relationship between race and the justice system in Canada, says certain results from the analysis surprised him. “I was a little disheartened to see some of the RCMP numbers, for the North for example, very, very small numbers or very low representation of racialized or minority officers policing in the North,” he said. Read more.