Interview - Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard
CBC News: The House
On May 1st 2018 Nova Scotian Independent Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard stood in the Senate and introduced an inquiry into anti-black racism. Earlier that same day her husband was driving her car back in Halifax and was stopped by police without cause. This week Nova Scotia put a moratorium on police street checks after a report revealed black people in the province were six times more likely to be stopped by police than white people. Senator Bernard says police street checks are a national problem and argues that anti-black racism is an invisible problem in Canada that needs to be made visible.