A Message from Mayor Steele - June 8, 2020

Posted by Corporate Communications on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR STEELE |

“Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop… And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.” Martin Luther King Jr. in his last speech.

Tonight we stand united as a council and as a community denouncing unequivocally racism and discrimination.

We know that in Canada we have our own issues of discrimination based upon skin colour, ancestry, language, sexual orientation, or the religion we practice.

We as a society need to always do better

We as a society must stand together with our brothers and sisters in peaceful protest to show our message of anti-racism, anti-hate and the right to justice for all.

Over the last few weeks, I was proud to raise our new Age-Friendly flag for senior’s month and our Pride Flag honouring Pride month and our LGBTQ+ community.

Over this last weekend, we witnessed 2 marches in Niagara that saw thousands of people gather peacefully and show support against racism and discrimination. As a member of Regional Council as well as Niagara’s Police Services Board I was proud of how Canadians can show their support in such a peaceful manner. I thank Police Chief MacCulloch for his comment and I quote “I think it is important that we are here with the community, listening to the community and showing our support and solidarity.

As I opened with a quote from Dr. King - Tonight we as a Council will get to the Promised Land and do whatever we can to eliminate racism and discrimination for all.

Click here to watch the Mayor's Message from Council last night.

Click here to watch the June 8, 2020, Council meeting.

 
 
 

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