Statement by MPP Mitzie Hunter and MPP Michael Coteau regarding Premier’s Council on Equality of Opportunity

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Two days ago Premier Ford refused to say that systemic racism existed in Ontario.

Within 24 hours he flip-flopped and acknowledged that systematic racism continues to exist in our communities.

Today, The Premier announced the creation of a new Premier’s Youth Council to replace the one he cut. This is two years of lost progress.

We would invite him to reverse further cuts he made to programs to fight systemic racism and support Black youth.

He should restore the funding he cut from the Anti-Racism Directorate and restore its focus.

He should restore the funding he cut from the Black Youth Action Plan.

He should restore the funding he cut from OSAP, legal aid, support for low-income students and so much more.

If he says talk is cheap, then he should keep undoing his cuts.