Black legal clinic fears the integrity of the human rights commission has been compromised by the Ford government - 2020-01-23

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F94.png Black legal clinic fears the integrity of the human rights commission has been compromised by the Ford government January 23, 2020, Jim Rankin, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford's handpicked appointments to the Ontario Human Rights Commission raise questions about the integrity of the commission and its ability to combat racism, says a legal clinic advocating on behalf of Black citizens.

"Indeed, this seems to be one more step in Ford's gutting of the human rights system in Ontario," reads an open letter from the Toronto-based Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC), and is "further evidence of his complete disregard for a merit-based process with respect to the public service" in the province.

"We at BLAC, as members of the Black community, are alarmed, and extremely concerned, about the integrity of (the commission) and its ability to combat racism, anti-Black racism and all other forms of discrimination in this province," reads the clinic's call for support for human rights, sent out Thursday.

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{{cite news | first = Jim | last = Rankin | author2 = Robert Benzie | title = Black legal clinic fears the integrity of the human rights commission has been compromised by the Ford government | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/01/23/black-legal-clinic-fears-the-integrity-of-the-human-rights-commission-has-been-compromised-by-the-ford-government.html | work = Toronto Star | date = January 23, 2020 | accessdate = January 25, 2020 }}