It has been a week since the tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd. His death has sparked world-wide protests against institutionalized and societal anti-Black racism.

As an organization committed to supporting our racialized communities, the death of Mr. Floyd reminds us yet again we have a lot of work to do in addressing anti-Black racism.

To the Black community in Ajax, I wanted to share that we stand with you in your calls for justice and systematic changes, and our hearts go out to everyone grieving and hurting now.

The Town has a long standing history of leading difficult conversations, standing up for what is right and committing to concrete actions. Recent events tell us we can do better and we can do more.

Ajax Council remains committed to being a part of the solution to eliminate racism and bigotry.