On August 9, 1978, 24-year-old Buddy Evans was killed by White police officer John Clark at a nightclub on King Street West in Toronto. Evan’s killer was exonerated by a coroner’s inquest, which lasted for 11 weeks and cost the city the princely sum of $200,000.[2] A protest rally “sponsored by the Sikh-led Action Committee Against Racism” attracted between 1,200 – 2,000 demonstrators.[3]





[2]Canada: Past police trials. (1998, November 7). Toronto Star. Retrieved from


[3]Wayland, S. V.(1995). Immigrants into Citizens: Political Mobilization in France And Canada (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://ceris.metropolis.net/Virtual%20Library/other/wayland1/wayland1f.html