Former Chief Justice of N.S. Supreme Court to examine legality of Halifax street checks

A former chief justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has agreed to examine the legality of the controversial practice of street checks in Halifax.

Michael MacDonald has agreed to assist the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as they attempt to provide an independent legal opinion in response to a request from the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners.

The information is detailed in a letter from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission dated June 4, 2019, that will be discussed at Monday’s meeting of the board of commissioners.

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