Despite the continuation of systemic racism and the rise in hate-crimes, Canada’s diverse communities remain resilient. In 2017 I submitted a report from youth in Vancouver East documenting their experience with systemic racism and religious discrimination and their recommendations to the government. In 2021, the government passed my motion that calls on the government to include anti-Asian racism in Canada's anti-racism strategy and in all anti-racism policies and programs. At the same time, I stressed the importance of dedicated, stable funding to ensure that NGOs have the resources they need to help fight against hate and provide support to victims.
In addition to investigating and fighting rising hate crimes, I will continue to use my voice as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East to speak against hate in all form, and continue to fight for government funding and support for communities to strengthen and grow their language, culture and heritage. It is our diverse and rich cultural heritage and the commitment to fighting racism and the desire for justice and dignity for all people that truly make Canada strong.