‘Defund the police, resource our communites:’ A call for structural change

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  • Onil Bhattacharyya says:

    This is one of the most clear and compelling accounts of the rationale for defunding police. Well done! However, the strategy may be more palatable if it was framed as efficient reallocation of resources to promote safe communities.

  • Tim Christian says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks for this important analysis, grounded in your personal history.
    All best wishes to you and your family,
    Tim Christian

  • Kyle Borebank says:

    Articulate and accurately written. This is the voice of change we need.


Suzanne Shoush


Suzanne Shoush is a family doctor, an Indigenous and Black mother and an equity advocate. She is the Indigenous Health Faculty Lead for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UofT, and a co-founder of Doctors for Defunding Police and Call Auntie.

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