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Critics of lack of diversity on Hamilton police board say they’re not going away – CBC

Apr 12, 2019

Critics who say the city missed an opportunity to add diversity to the Hamilton Police Services board say they’re not letting the matter drop.

About 20 people held “representation matters” signs at a police services board meeting Thursday, a protest of what they say is a lack of voices from marginalized communities on the mostly white, mostly male board.

The city’s new appointment of someone who fits that description, they say, happened despite there being diverse candidates who were overlooked, but just as qualified for the job.

Lyla Miklos, one of the organizers, says the group plans to present at future police board meetings, as well as future city council committee meetings.

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