News & Announcements

Posted Tuesday, 06 February, 2024

Pickering, ON, February 6, 2024 – Before concluding yesterday's Executive Committee meeting, I felt compelled to address a recently published opinion piece by Councillor Robinson regarding Black History Month. The sentiments expressed in her article have sparked outrage and hurt within our community, prompting me to address this matter with the utmost urgency yesterday.
I believe that the recently published column is, in my view, racist, irresponsible, and unethical....

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Posted Friday, 29 September, 2023

Pickering, ON, September 29, 2023 – I would like to address the recent comments by Councillor Robinson, made on her social media and during media interviews, where she referred to herself as a "modern-day slave”.
To provide context, Councillor Robinson was investigated by the City of Pickering’s Integrity Commissioner for breaching the Council Code of Conduct. Specifically, her use of cyberbullying and intimidation tactics on residents was found to violate...

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Posted Wednesday, 01 February, 2023

Pickering, ON, February 1, 2023 – The City of Pickering is seeking passionate and committed residents and stakeholder representatives to sit on the Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT).
Comprised of up to 20 diverse community stakeholders who identify as Black, the PABRT works in partnership with the City, residents, service providers, businesses, and other stakeholders to enhance the shared experience of diverse Black communities in Pickering.
“The...

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Posted Thursday, 02 December, 2021

Pickering, ON, December 2, 2021 - The Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT) invites the community to join efforts to address anti-Black racism in Pickering, and is currently accepting applications from citizen volunteers to fill eight vacancies.
Rooted in community consultation and the sharing of lived experiences, the PABRT was created to identify and address issues of anti-Black racism in Pickering. The PABRT is made up of local residents, appointed through Council...

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Posted Tuesday, 17 August, 2021

Pickering, ON, August 12, 2021
The Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce invites the community to join efforts to address anti-Black racism in Pickering.
Rooted in community consultation and the sharing of lived experiences, the Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT) was created to identify and address issues of anti-Black racism in Pickering. The PABRT is made up of local residents, appointed through Council resolution, who represent diverse Black communities....

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