Brampton Morning Update – June 22, 2020

an attendee at the scene of the protest

On today’s show, we have news about a fatal police shooting in Mississauga, Brampton’s move into Phase 2, and we speak with community activist Taijah Cox-Armstrong.

Fatal Police Shooting

On June 20th, a 62-year-old man named Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry was fatally shot by police in his apartment. The police officer who shot Ejaz refused to speak with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) nor was he willing to hand over his notes to the Peel Police. Mayor Bonnie Crombie has said that she “will look line by line over this incident to look at Peel Police’s budget” to determine how to better respond to the community. Protests have started regarding this tragic incident.

Phase 2 for Brampton

According to the mayor, we should be expecting to hear from Public Health in the province regarding Brampton’s entrance into Phase 2 of the reopening framework. He says, “we are optimistic” as our numbers are down significantly. We have about 15-30 new cases a day, lower amounts than communities that were approved for Phase 2 before us.

MFJ Organizer: Taijah Cox-Armstrong

We are joined by Taijah Cox-Armstrong, one of the co-organizers of the March for Justice in Brampton. Interviewed by one of our interns, she states that anyone can make a change regardless of age as long as they care about the cause. People will listen and be interested in your cause. A full interview will be posted on Facebook soon.

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