New task force to fight racism
17 June 2020
With the goal of taking concrete action to fight racism in our society, the Gouvernement du Québec has created the Groupe d’action contre le racisme (GACR).
The mandate of this task force is to develop a series of effective actions to fight against racism, particularly by identifying which sectors have high-priority needs for measures in this area (public security, justice, school systems, housing, employment, etc.). These measures will have to take into account the specific realities experienced by persons from visible minorities and Indigenous communities.
Recommendations are to be submitted in the fall of 2020, so that lasting changes may be made as soon as possible.
The task force is co-chaired by Lionel Carmant, Minister for Health and Social Services, and by Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie. Apart from the co-chairs, it will include the following members:
- Sylvie D’Amours, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs;
- Denis Lamothe, MNA for Ungava and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs;
- Ian Lafrenière, MNA for Vachon and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Security;
- Christopher Skeete, MNA for Sainte-Rose and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers;
- Isabelle Lecours, MNA for Lotbinière-Frontenac.
- Various experts and organizations active in the fight against racism will be consulted by the GACR.
To contact the Groupe d’action contre le racisme, individuals and organizations may write to GACR@mce.gouv.qc.ca.