Matlow pushes for youth anti-violence strategy
A 15 year old boy was killed on Monday night in the Jane St. and Finch area at a TCHC complex and there are questions whether this was a targeted or random shooting.
Either way, councillor Josh Matlow wants city council to address violence among youth in Toronto. He has been trying to push an anti-violence initiative before this shooting, but is now planning to ask municipal officials to create a youth violence strategy as well as more community groups and an anti-racism plan.
Matlow will ask city councillors to demand an update on the response from the city and the province regarding a 2008 report titled "Roots of Youth Violence."
This shooting also prompted NDP MP Olivia Chow to release a statement: "Sadly, he is the third youth killed by guns in Toronto this year. To prevent youth violence, we must do more."