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Premier Doug Ford Commemorates Start of Black History Month

February 1, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the launch of Black History Month 2023:

“February is Black History Month, a special moment to recognize and celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of Ontario’s Black community. Throughout our history, Black Ontarians have helped to build our great province with achievements in the arts, sciences, business, and across all fields.

February is also a time to acknowledge that racism still exists in society and recommit to the ongoing work to ensure that all Ontarians, including the province’s Black community, have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive. That’s why our government is investing in programs that combat the harmful effects of racism and hate, empower Black youth with skills to find good-paying jobs and help Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs start or grow their business. We’re also investing in targeted supports for Black students across all classrooms and enhancing Black History education so more students are exposed to Black success stories.

I encourage all Ontarians to take some time this month to reflect on the history of Black people in Ontario, as well as to celebrate their many inspirational achievements.

We’re so grateful for your contributions to our province, helping to make Ontario the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family.”

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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