CBC News | Edmonton reveals task force members to study community safety, role of police 

MacEwan University president to chair community safety and well-being task force

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The city announced 11 members of the new community safety and well-being task force Tuesday.

City council approved the members of the task force, created in July after weeks of public hearings on policing, last week.

Participants come from diverse backgrounds and have valuable skills, knowledge and understanding of community safety, the city said in a news release Tuesday.

“The task force will work independently to develop recommendations to address racism, discrimination, excessive use of force, poverty and homelessness in Edmonton,” the release said.

Its work will be based on trends, best practices and change models from across Canada, the city says.