Black Lives Matter Statement: In Support of Peace, Tolerance, Equality and Justice for All
The members of the Board of Directors of Whistleblowing Canada are deeply saddened and disturbed by the currents of discontent, violence and intolerance that have surfaced in our country and in that of our neighbors to the south in recent times. In support of those who have been harmed by such forces we make the following statement :
Whistleblowing Canada Research Society condemns racism and all forms of bigotry, hate and discrimination. Current events that have been hard and painful to watch, have demonstrated beyond doubt that we live in a society in which Black People, Indigenous People and other People of Color continue to suffer the effects of structural racism, including health disparities, fewer employment opportunities and violence by agents of the state.
As such, Whistleblowing Canada stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement which affirms the inherent worth and dignity of the individual and their right to equal treatment under the law. We can and must do better to ensure a more inclusive, just society – one where there is no tolerance for acts of racism and hatred. It starts with each of us as individuals as we take action to challenge such acts whenever we see them so we can all live a better tomorrow.