Without pushing aggressively for change, change will never come. When it comes to social change, the words, “Look how far we’ve come,” could mean a person doesn’t see meaningful change in their lifetime. For the institutions of the EPS and UCP, change can’t come soon enough.
Today, I acknowledge the darkness in the origins and recent history of Canada. Generations-long genocide of Indigenous people and systemic racism to maintain power and privilege of white people. And I celebrate Canada Day as a day to continue to work together to let more of the light in.