The Halifax Regional Municipality needs to resurrect its race relations committee if it wants to make the city safer for minorities, says a new report to city hall.


The report, scheduled to come before council tomorrow as part of a wider debate on public safety in metro, suggests resurrecting the now-defunct committee in an effort to “demonstrate greater leadership in the public safety issues of minorities.”


The committee, made up of two city councillors and several members of the public, was disbanded last year as staff launched into a major overhaul of the municipality’s boards and committees. Now, it’s being recommended that the group be “revitalized” and that it focus in particular on the struggles of African-Nova Scotians in HRM.