To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
Whereas persistent racism continues to hurt people across Ontario;
Whereas the Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat established by the NDP Government was dismantled by the subsequent Ontario Government;
Whereas the Ontario Liberal Government has failed to re-establish a Secretariat despite promising to do so in 2006;
Whereas there is currently no government body that is required to construct policy or act with a racialized lens;
Whereas organizations such as the African Canadian Legal Clinic, the Canadian Arab Federation and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians have asked for the creation of an Anti-Racism Secretariat;
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly to take immediate action to re-establish an Anti-Racism Secretariat to address systemic racism in Ontario.