BLAC STATEMENTS

Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Measures: Expanded Police Powers

Apr 19, 2021

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 address the lack of transparency and confusion surrounding the vaccine supply, which has resulted in numerous cancellations of vaccination appointments. Finally, we are calling on the government to rescind the extension of these new police powers.

We believe that if the provincial government continues in this direction, the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and racialized Ontarians will last far beyond the end of the pandemic.

Read our full statement here.