How Doug Ford keeps playing the carding game with cops - 2019-01-07
The discredited practice of carding — where police question innocent people without any reasonable reason, jotting down those private details on millions of contact cards entered into their databases — was finally banned in 2017 by the last Liberal government. Belatedly.
For years, police chiefs and political leaders defended the indefensible, even when ineffective. They proclaimed carding to be a vital tool for intelligence-gathering databases that help solve crimes — without any data backing up their claims.
Given the bizarrely dismissive way in which Ford's Tories dumped an important new report by Justice Michael Tulloch — mid-afternoon on New Year's Eve — it's hard not to wonder and worry.