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Mayor’s Statement on Racism

HALTON HILLS, ON – Today marked the tenth virtual Town Hall held by Halton Hills’ Mayor Rick Bonnette to keep the community informed on local issues, opening the meeting with a statement about racism.


The Mayor noted that an upcoming peaceful protest in Halton Hills scheduled for Sunday had the full support and cooperation of the Town as well as the Halton Regional Police Service.

As noted in his statement, the Mayor said, “I stand behind the black community and oppose actions that are divisive, hurtful, disruptive and violent.”


Chief of Police Stephen Tanner agreed and per an earlier statement remarked: “The Halton Regional Police Service has continued to make a concerted effort to mitigate bias, discrimination and racism amongst its ranks. I stand in solidarity with our community in the wake of recent incidents in the USA.”


The Mayor recognized that “Racism extends beyond borders and a focused, well-coordinated, multi-faceted ongoing approach is required to effectively address it.”



Further information about the Mayor’s direction will follow the upcoming Town Council Meeting on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m.



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