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Letters: Richmond a safe place, says mayor

Richmond's mayor believes the city is in safe hands when it comes to safety
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie

Dear Editor,

Richmond has traditionally been a strong, culturally-rich and diverse community.  

Safe and resilient, it is a place where people can walk and openly gather without fear of random aggression.

Sadly, a few disappointing events over the past few weeks have caused us to question this as the actions of a few tarnish our reputation.

Teen swarmings, road rage incidents as well as homophobic or racist attacks are totally unacceptable. Such actions will not be tolerated. 

Overall, Richmond City Council has demonstrated its commitment to end such behaviour.  

Hiring more RCMP officers, taking a united stand against racism, partnering in initiatives such as the “Hate Has No Place” campaign, supporting the events of Pride Week, and adopting Canada’s first Cultural Harmony Plan are only a few examples of Council actions which make our city more welcoming.

City Council will continue to take appropriate action.  We encourage everyone to join us to eliminate such reprehensible behaviour.

Malcolm Brodie



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