Black Canadians Justice Strategy

Anti-Black racism and discrimination are a reality in Canada, and they are acutely felt in Canada’s policing and criminal justice system. Black Canadians are significantly overrepresented in the federal prison system, accounting for 7.3% of the prison population when they represent only 3.5% of the greater population. The work of grassroots organizations like Black Lives Matters have raised their voices to bring global attention to this issue. Systemic racism, discrimination, and violence against Black Canadians will persist as long as inequality is not called out and addressed.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Develop a Black Canadians Justice Strategy to address anti-black racism and discrimination in the criminal justice system.