police: Founder Ali Nestor has trained fighters for years, but the gym also has a school takes in youth and young adults who struggle academically, according to CTV. With less than nine per cent of Montreal police officers being visible minorities and 97 per cent of the firefighters being white men, Nestor said he's hoping to do his part to even out the numbers. The two forces came out to the Ness Ultimate Combat Academy martial arts gym. Often we think there could be this distance between the police and ethnic communities, he said. It's all about reflecting who you serve, who you protect and, among other things, essentially who the taxpayers are, he said. Centre For Research-Action on Race Relations Director Fo Niemi praised the initiative, but said the forces need to take other action to promote diversity. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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