The City of Westmount condemns the rise of anti-Asian sentiment and racist attacks in North America and wishes to express its collective and unanimous horror at the mass shooting in Atlanta.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a disturbing rise in anti-Asian behaviour and violence against people of Asian descent, which is unacceptable and deplorable. Council and I fully condemn these actions. We pride ourselves in having a community that thrives on its diversity and its promotion of respect and collaboration. The Asian communities are dealing with bullying, harassment and fear. Collectively and individually, we can act and speak out to end this racist behaviour.
Christina M. Smith
Mayor of the City of Westmount