Ottawa ex-police chief lauds Ontario’s measures against cardingJanuary 5, 2016
A former police chief of Ottawa is expressing his support for the Ontario government’s plan to curb the arbitrary practice of carding. In a guest column in the Ottawa Sun on Saturday, retired police chief Brian J. Ford says the regulations, introduced last year by Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi, will help build trust in communities across the province. Ford says carding is discriminatory for targeting people of colour, and does not resemble any proper methods of intelligence gathering. He believes that stopping someone walking on the street is not a good form of gathering information, and that the new rules will have clear guidelines for quality policing. Ford also stressed the importance of seeing the community as a partner of the police in the interest of public safety.
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