2017 Ontario Budget announced on Thursday, April 28, 2017, includes a “Black Youth Action Plan” as part of its policy to address racism and to to advance equality for all Ontarians. The following the details of the “Ontario Black Youth Action Plan”:
On March 15, 2017, Now Toronto posted an article entitled “Rental housing squeeze leaving racialized renters out in the cold in the GTA” and authored by Shantal Otchere, who introduces herself as an “Online Producer at NOW Magazine.”
On March 29, 2017, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted to adopt the Canadian government’s definition of antisemitism as outlined in the 2010 The Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism, which was previously rejected by the RSU in 2014.
What is happening to Canada? We welcome people from all over the world with the idea that we become Canadians. And then we sub-divide. In the call of our Prime Minister to be proud of our diversity, he is doing his best to divide us up into groups; each demanding special treatment.
Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, announced on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 a four-year, $47 million plan to support 10,800 Black children, youth and their families in schooling, postsecondary education and employment, as well as those in conflict with the law.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, reaffirms his commitment “to speak out against racism, hate, xenophobia, and bigotry in all its forms” emphasizing that “silence is not an option because progress is never permanent.”
One day before the Parliament is scheduled to debate an “anti-Islamophobia” motion, Toronto Police released its 2016 Hate Bias Crime Statistical Report, which shows that this year, as in every year since 2008, Jews continue to be the most targeted community in Toronto for hate crimes.