Our Vision:

At Claudette’s core is a commitment to amplifying the voices of those who have been ignored for too long. Her platform prioritizes police and prison reform, restructuring city council for better representation, affordable housing, and addressing key issues affecting voters in Toronto, including access to healthcare, climate justice, fair wages, and more. Claudette envisions a Toronto that is fair and just for all its residents. She recognizes the intersectionality of oppression and will fight for the liberation of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour, including Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities. Unlike other candidates who avoid difficult topics to pander to the public, Claudette speaks about the issues that matter. She operates on a platform of human decency and is committed to bringing justice to all.

Key Issues

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1. Police Accountability:

Claudette believes that police accountability is a critical issue in Toronto. She is committed to reforming the police system and ensuring that police officers are held accountable for their actions. Specifically, Claudette advocates for:

  • Accountability through Transparency
  • Independent investigations of police misconduct
  • The demilitarization of police departments
  • An end to the use of discriminatory practices such as carding

2. Housing and Homelessness

Claudette recognizes that affordable housing is a basic human right and that it is currently out of reach for many people in Toronto. She is committed to working towards a solution that ensures that everyone has access to safe, affordable housing. Specifically, Claudette advocates for:

  • Creating a comprehensive affordable housing plan that includes a mix of affordable housing options, such as social housing, co-op housing, and rental subsidies.
  • Working with community organizations to address homelessness and provide support services for those in need.
  • Ensuring that all residents have access to basic necessities like food and water, regardless of their income or housing status.

3. Restructuring of City Council

In the 1990s, the Mike Harris government amalgamated the City of Toronto with its surrounding municipalities, reducing representation in the form of city councillors. Then, in 2018, Doug Ford’s government reduced the number of city council seats from 47 to 25, further reducing local representation. As a result, vastly different neighborhoods (such as Regent Park and Yorkville) were left with the same councillor. Claudette understands that fair representation is crucial for creating change, and she plans to

  • Reinstate the councillors that were removed by the previous governments
  • Rezone the city to more accurately reflect the needs of each community
  • Ensure that every neighborhood has at least one councillor dedicated to representing their unique interests and concerns.

4. Environmental Justice

Claudette understands that climate change is an urgent issue that affects everyone, but that marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted. She is committed to promoting environmental justice and sustainability in Toronto. Specifically, Claudette advocates for:

  • Investment in green infrastructure and renewable energy
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Addressing environmental racism and ensuring that marginalized communities have access to green spaces and clean air

5. Mental Healthcare

Claudette recognizes the urgent need for improved mental healthcare services in Toronto. As a mayoral candidate, she is committed to ensuring that all residents have access to the care they need, regardless of their income or location. With almost all funding As mayor she will

  • Reallocate CAMH funds to improve access to quality care across all communities
  • Decentralize funding for mental healthcare to reduce waiting times and travel distances
  • Develop culturally competent programs based on traditional Indigenous and Black knowledge and knowledge of other cultural communities in Toronto
  • Address poverty and affordable housing to reduce the need for mental health institutions as a source of basic necessities
  • Increase community involvement by engaging directly with street-involved people and spending time in encampments to develop programs that meet their needs.