'Too many people living with anti-Black racism': Trudeau, Canadians remember George Floyd a year after his death at the hands of police

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A year after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly restated his government's commitment to fighting systemic racism

"Mr. Floyd’s death was a tragedy and it was a reminder that there are still too many people living with anti-Black racism and injustice, including here in Canada," Trudeau said.

"Our government is working with Black communities across the country to make sure nobody is left behind. We will continue to take real action to fight systemic racism and create more opportunities for Black Canadians and for everyone."

Many are also remembering Regis Korchinski-Paquet this week, who died after she fell from her 24th-floor balcony on May 27, 2020 in Toronto, while police were in her apartment. On Monday, hundreds of people gathered at Queen's Park as a memorial for Korchinski-Paquet.

"It's really critical for people to be gathering today to remember Regis, but also to mark that after one year there has not been any accountability, any responsibility taken by the Toronto Police Service for the death of Regis," Beverly Bain, a member of No Pride in Policing Coalition, said to reporters on Monday.

Several people in Canada took to social media on Tuesday to honour Floyd and Korchinski-Paquet, calling out racial injustice and police brutality.

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