Original language of petition: English
Policing based solely on a person’s race or ethnicity is abhorrent, unacceptable and unlawful. It is contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Government of Canada remains firm that there is no place for racism or bias of any kind within police forces in Canada.
In any interaction with the public, officers with the RCMP are guided by Bias-Free Policing Policy, which is based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination. It is against the RCMP’s values and commitments to the public, as well as the RCMP policy, to practice carding. In addition, any collection of personal information by the RCMP must comply with the requirements set out in the Privacy Act and regulations.
The RCMP continuously reviews and updates its policies, procedures and training to address identified gaps, and to ensure it remains a proactive and responsive police service. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP is currently reviewing the RCMP’s policies and procedures regarding street checks. Upon receipt of that report, their recommendations will be reviewed with the current policy.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||32|
|Prince Edward Island||19|