Council passes motion against police checks

City council passed a motion on Monday against arbitrary police checks, which have been shown to be done disproportionately on those of African, Native or Arab appearance as listed in the report CBC describes below. It’s not a binding rule, though.

Update: My apologies. I have seen various takes on this story, before and since the motion was passed, and various phrases have been used to describe the groups stopped most often by police. I am sorry if anything I have written here has offended, and will return to the source material as soon as I can to give direct quotes.

Here is a CBC story on the report that led to the council motion.

Later: As Le Devoir cites the report, it’s “les Autochtones, les Noirs et les Arabes.”