BLAC STATEMENTS

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Measures: Expanded Police Powers

We are calling on the provincial government to follow through on its recent promise to prioritize the distribution of the vaccine to all adults in high-risk communities and neighbourhoods worst hit by COVID-19. We are also calling on the provincial government to...

BLAC and CABL jointly intervening in R. v. Morris

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC), along with the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), are jointly intervening in a case (R. v. Morris) before the Court of Appeal for Ontario on February 11, 2021. In R. v. Morris, the...

Statement by the Black Legal Action Centre on Black History Month

This Black History Month, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) honours our ancestors, elders and those who have come before us, who championed for equal rights and envisioned a future that is just. We honour not only the Canadian Black pioneers, scientists, inventors,...

COVID-19: Statement on Ontario’s Second Provincial Emergency Order

On January 12, 2021, the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency under section 7.0. of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). This emergency declaration comes as a consequence of the alarmingly high rates of COVID-19 throughout the...

BLAC Board of Directors’ Statement to Members and the Community

To the Members and Community of the Black Legal Action Centre The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a non-profit community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, with a mandate to provide free legal services for low-income Black residents of Ontario. BLAC’s...

BLAC Statement of Solidarity and Condemnation of Police Brutality

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of D’Andre Campbell and Soleiman Faqiri as we process the incredibly difficult, but unsurprising news that their killers will not be held accountable for egregious abuses of power. The experiences of both point to a...