TORONTO, July 4, 2006 - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) congratulates the Québec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, the Honourable Lise Thériault, on her announcement late last week to undertake consultations on developing a government policy to fight racism and discrimination. This round of consultations follows on the report of a "Task Force on Full Participation of Black Communities in the Québec Society"
"The Foundation is pleased that the Québec Government is taking these initiatives, allowing communities - and particularly racialized communities - to contribute to developing a policy against racism," said Andrée Ménard, Acting Chair of the CRRF and a member of the board from Québec. "Of course, the next step, once the consultations are over, is to see what is put in place to take effective action against racism."
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation which has a national mandate to be at the forefront of the struggle against racism and racial discrimination has committed to increasing its visibility and participation in the struggle against racism in Québec. The Foundation contributed to the Task Force on Black communities and has begun establishing closer ties with many organizations representing the racialized communities.