2017 EPC Nominee: Joseph Briggs

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Everyday Political Citizen Tuesday, October 31, 2017 View Count = 1709

2017 EPC Nominee: Joseph Briggs

Joseph Briggs EPC


Joseph Briggs of Toronto, ON, was nominated by Jillan Mignon 

Joseph Briggs took on the Durham Regional Police and won.

After being racially profiled numerous times Joseph Briggs said enough is enough.

His decision to fight racial profiling led him to file and win a suit at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against the Durham Regional Police. 

The tribunal found that constables Chris Delaney and Jason Dimech racially targeted Joseph Briggs and the Durham Regional Police Service was ordered to pay Briggs $10,000.

It also found that one of the officers “tailored his evidence after having the benefit of hearing his partner’s evidence.”

Joseph Briggs actions and willingness to fight anti-black racism within our Countries highest institution makes our community and democracy stronger.

Do you know an #EPCitizen like Joseph?
Nominate them today!


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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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