RCMP workforce fairness drive spun its wheels final yr, new statistics point out

OTTAWA – A drive to make the RCMP’s workforce extra numerous stalled final yr because the Mounties struggled to grow to be absolutely consultant of the communities they police, newly out there statistics present.

The nationwide police power’s report on employment fairness for 2018-19 says the variety of its total workforce had “not modified by any important measure” from the earlier yr.

The proportion of girls, seen minorities and disabled folks additionally remained decrease than the charges discovered within the basic Canadian workforce, whereas the proportion of Indigenous workers was a notable exception.

The report, just lately tabled in Parliament, says range has historically been a problem for police forces in Canada, and the RCMP isn’t any exception.

The killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota has set off a worldwide wave of requires law-enforcement companies to handle entrenched racism and the oppression of minorities.

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki acknowledged the police power can enhance, however she stopped wanting endorsing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s evaluation that it faces systemic racism.