Krantz Speaks Out on Inclusion

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz has issued a statement urging residents to obey Region Health guidelines on COVID-19

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz joins other Halton mayors in speaking out on inclusion and recognizing injustice. The statements coming as protests continue in the United States over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He released a statement stressing the town’s efforts on inclusion. “We must constantly be committed to this conversation, especially in our roles as elected officials, as we approach decision-making and public policy so our racialized communities see themselves and are reflected in how we build a complete community. You must feel safe and welcomed to work, live and play in Milton,” he said.
Burlington Mayor Marianne Mead-Ward grew up in the United States, and still has family in the Minneapolis area. She asks residents to reflect on their own lives.  “This is a time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we are doing enough to ensure that every person is being treated with the same humanity, respect and compassion as we all deserve.  It’s a time to learn, a time to listen and a time to act,” she said.
Oakville Mayor Rob Burton urged unity.  “As important as it is to condemn violence and racism, it is even more important to increase our efforts to live with each other in mutual respect and cooperation,” he tweeted.
Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette issued a statement urging residents to display flags until Canada Day.  “By displaying a flag you are not only demonstrating pride in our great country but also, what this country stands for. Let’s show everyone once again, that Halton Hills is the most patriotic Town in Canada!” he said in a statement on the town’s website.
Milton Teens Organize a Peaceful Protest
A group of Milton teens are organizing a peaceful protest in support of Black Lives .  The event will take place Saturday June 6th in Milton from 1-3pm at the corner of Derry Rd. and Thompson Rd.  Residents are asked to bring signs, and wear a mask.  Physical distancing practices will be respected.  Visit their Facebook page for more information.