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Conversation Canada: Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is

November 29, 2023 — 

Merissa Daborn, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba, writes about how research has shown that in Prairie cities municipalities disproportionately fund police over essential services like housing and mental health support. But instead of increasing social supports, the response to food theft has been surveillance, security and policing in our grocery stores.

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