Add your name: Demand a national database on police use-of-force in Canada
Justin Trudeau expressed “shock and horror” over George Floyd’s death - even though racism pervades Canada’s criminal justice system too. But the problem is that we don’t know how deep it goes because Canada does not keep race-based statistics on fatal police incidents. 
What little information we have comes from independent researchers - and what they’ve found is horrifying:
- Black Torontonians are 20X more likely to be shot by police than white residents 
- Over 35% of the people killed by the RCMP from 2007-2017 were Indigenous, despite being only 5% of the population 
- 60% of the victims of fatal police incidents in Manitoba from 2000-2017 were Indigenous , despite being only 5% of the population 
This needs to change.
We need a national database to track victims of incidents of use-of-force by police, identifying race, ethnic background and other identities - as recommended by the United Nations - so that we can fully understand and address the violent systemic racism in Canadian policing.
As Green Party leader, I will keep fighting until the Canadian government protects Black and Indigenous communities.
Now, more than ever, diverse representation matters. If I become the first Black woman to lead a federal party, it will be a historic first. I have a progressive vision for a better Green Party and ultimately a better Canada. But there are only a few months left in the leadership race, and I need your support.
 2017 briefing note from acting RCMP commissioner Dan Durbeau to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale via https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-more-than-one-third-of-people-shot-to-death-over-a-decade-by-rcmp/