Committee For Racial Equality Bulletin (NO.2)
Publisher: Committee for Racial Equality
Periodical profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2449
The Bulletin is a newsletter that reports and reflects on recent and upcoming activities related to the struggle against racism.
Abstract: The Bulletin is a newsletter that reports and reflects on recent and upcoming activities related to the struggle against racism. This issue reports on a number of recent conferences, workshops, and demonstrations that members of the Toronto-based Committee for Racial Equality (CRE) have participated in; among them: The Sixth National Conference of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression held in Birmingham, Alabama; a workshop on "Racism and Economics" at the Ottawa Popular Summit; and the Parkdale (Toronto) Anti-Klan Demonstration.
The Fall Bulletin includes an analysis of North York's Jane-Finch corridor, an area of Metro Toronto where racial discord has become highly visible. The author argues that suburban ghettos such as this have been created in Metro Toronto for two reasons: "1) to offset the urban dilemmas the U.S. has undergone and 2) to attract to the city's core a desirable consumer population. While the latter design has succeeded, the former has certainly failed."
The Bulletin reports that CRE has involved itself in the Coalition Against Bill 68 (Ontario), a design for an "independent" civilian review of complaints against the police that puts the initial investigation into the hands of the police.
The newsletter also calls attention to British Columbia's proposed Bill 32, The Civil Rights Protection Act, which prohibits the promotion of hatred or doctrines of superiority based on race, colour, religion or place of origin. While noting that the act has its drawbacks - legal costs are the responsibility of the complainant - the Bulletin considers the bill a landmark in Canadian civil rights legislation.