Though the current municipal budget before City Council shorts the Toronto Police Service by $12.6 million, on February 14, Council will have the opportunity to reverse that decision.
All you need to do is convince your local councillor to vote in favour of providing our law enforcement with the full amount requested by the police board.
We have seen a wave of hateful protests rife with violent hate speech throughout the city – often targeting Jewish neighbourhoods, schools, community centres, and businesses. There have been bomb scares at a Jewish school, an arson attack on a Jewish delicatessen, and hateful graffiti on Jewish homes.
Police have conducted investigations, made arrests, and protected Jewish community members and institutions through strengthened patrols and mobile command centres.
Everything the police are doing to protect the public comes at a cost. In a moment of rising hate crime, cutting their budget is just not unacceptable.
Urge your Toronto City Councillor to vote on February 14 in favour of fully funding the requested Toronto police budget, so our law enforcement can continue to properly protect all Torontonians.