Racial profiling is both ineffective as a law enforcement strategy and offensive to fundamental principles of civil liberties and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.1 The BCCLA is committed to helping end the influence of racial profiling in Canadian law enforcement as a step toward making the day to day operation of government less corrupted by a practice that allows racism and social bias to direct and distort the way government powers touch the lives of democratic citizens. Racial profiling harms individual Canadians and distorts the functioning of our democracy. By adopting this position paper, the BCCLA commits to a multi-faceted strategy to denounce and help eliminate racial profiling in Canada.
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