1. We believe…

WE BELIEVE that the ‘rule of law’ is the foundation of democracy, and that citizens should settle their differences without resorting to violence, terrorism and other lawlessness.

WE SUPPORT, promote and vigorously defend the belief that all people are equal before the law and that all people should be protected by the law.

WE AFFIRM our commitment to the following principles:

I. The diversity of our community has brought cultural, social and economic enrichment to the province and its residents. 

II. Governments and police forces should be committed to equality of treatment and opportunity for all Ontario residents, recognizing that a harmonious racial climate is essential to the future prosperity and social well-being of this province.

III. Every person in Ontario has the right to a life free from racial discrimination and prejudice.

IV. Government and police forces should take an active role in the elimination of all racial discrimination, including those policies and practices which, while not intentionally discriminatory, have a discriminatory effect.

V. All doctrines and practices of racial superiority are scientifically false, morally reprehensible, and socially destructive.

VI. The rights to equal treatment without racial discrimination as guaranteed in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms should be rigorously enforced and respected by governments and police forces.

VII. Violations of rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by government and police forces should be an offence punishable by law. Government should task an independent enforcement agency such as the Office of the Ombudsman or the Ontario Human Rights Commission to protect citizens from their police and government.

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