By Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A., LL.B., L.E.C.
Lawyer & Notary Public (Ontario, Canada)
Attorney-at-Law (Republic of Guyana, Island of Trinidad)
Created August 31, 2015
On June 16, 2015, Ontario's Minister of Community and Correctional Services announced that the province intends to develop a set of rules to govern police street checks. In furtherance of this objective, it is holding consultations with various stakeholders.
As a lawyer who represented persons facing the brunt of this practise in civil courts, before the Human Rights Tribunal and in Criminal litigation, I set out a chart of my jurisprudential journey so that these issues are not considered in the abstract but rather having regard to what obtains in our courts and tribunals in respect to this process of racial oppression.