A year ago today, George Floyd, a Black American, was brutally murdered at the hand of a Minnesota police officer who used excessive and disproportionate force causing his death. The tragedy sent a shock wave across the world and left an indelible mark on race-relations, propelling discussions, and actions to deal with anti-Black racism, discrimination, and inequities.
Today we honour Floyd’s memory by recognizing that anti-Black racism is also a problem here at home in Canada and by maintaining pressure on the federal government to take concrete actions to address systemic racism in the federal workplace.
We must join together to stand against any form of discrimination against a person, whether by virtue of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any expression of individuality, as protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
We must continue to stand by our members who face workplace racism or discrimination.
If you see something, say something!