Today the Toronto Police Service Board (TPSB) conducted a public consultation to get input from Toronto residents about systemic issues with the Toronto Police Service. You can read more about the consultation’s purpose and guidelines for submissions on Paisley Rae’s blog. You can read live-tweets from the proceedings in Paisley’s Storify. We are sorry to say the turnout was pretty sparse, perhaps not least because the consultation commenced at 4:00pm when many are still at work. Perhaps not least because many people fear the police.
WiTOpoli Executive Director Steph Guthrie deputed on our behalf about police misunderstandings of harassment laws in the Criminal Code of Canada. Check out the text of our deputation below. We regret to inform you that the TPSB had no questions following our deputation. We will keep you posted on any response we receive regarding the deputation.