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.

 
 
 

News Archive

 
New Public Health Measures Implemented Provin…
Government Reinforcing the Importance of Following Public Health Advice to …
Ontario GovernmentTue Sep 29th, 2020
HOPA Ports, Niagara Municipalities sign MOU t…
A new network of Niagara logistics hubs is a step closer to reality
HOPA PortsFri Sep 25th, 2020
Have your say on Niagara Region 2021 budget p…
Work to determine Niagara Regions 2021 budget is underway.
Niagara Region Fri Sep 25th, 2020
Niagara Health prioritizing testing for those…
Niagara Healths COVID-19 Assessment Centres are aligning with guidance from…
Niagara HealthThu Sep 24th, 2020
When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, who doe…
Contact tracing and case management continues to be Niagara Region Public H…
Niagara Region Thu Sep 24th, 2020
Help design the City of Port Colbornes commun…
Attention all parents and teachers: a favourite City of Port Colborne holid…
Corporate CommunicationsThu Sep 24th, 2020
New brand rolls out for Niagara Region Waste …
Niagara Regions new waste collection trucks are rolling out with a new mess…
Niagara Region Wed Sep 23rd, 2020
Niagara Health teams working to accommodate i…
There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking testi…
Niagara Health Mon Sep 21st, 2020
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Next »