Policing in Toronto, and Anti-Black & Indigenous Racism

We have seen the dramatic outpouring of anger and sadness this past month, as people in Toronto and around the world fight for change to the systemic racism that is prevalent throughout our society.   I have received hundreds of phones calls and tens of thousands of emails regarding the role of Toronto Police Services, the policing budget, and the systemic racism that exists in our own City government and institutions.  My staff and I decided to record a conversation on these issues, and discuss the themes and topics you are asking of me and our city government. While COVID-19 may stop us from host a traditional town hall, it is important we have these conversations in all types of spaces. I hope this new format will shed some light into my thoughts and process to best represent our concerns and protest going forward.