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PDSB TRUSTEE RATING

 

Board of Trustees

School Board Trustees are elected officials who are supposed to serve the community and, above all, students.

Parents of Black Children has taken the time to evaluate the performance of Trustees in the Peel Region District School Board, record any instances of anti-Black racism, and provide a recommendation as to whether or not the Trustee should be re-elected.

Recommended for Re-Election

Kathy McDonald (Brampton Wards 3/4)

PoBC Rating: A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: None. Trustee McDonald is a fierce advocate for the Black community and one of the few PDSB Trustees who consistently advocates for what is right. 

Nokha Dakroub (Mississauga Wards 9/10)

PoBC Rating: A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: None. Trustee Dakroub is a fierce advocate for the Black community and one of the few PDSB Trustees who consistently advocates for what is right. 

NOT Recommended for Re-Election

Will Davies (Brampton Wards 2/6)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: In 2019, Will Davies referred to McCrimmon Middle School — which has a large racialized student population — “McCriminal” Middle School.  

David Green (Vice-Chair and Brampton Wards 1/5)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: In 2020, Vice-Chair David Green called the police to have a group of Black protestors removed from a board meeting. He later was part of a group who targeted pro-Black Twitter accounts that had been posting instances of anti-Black racism in PDSB schools. As part of this effort, there was an attempt to force Twitter to share the names, email addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses of 6 accounts held by Black advocates in the community. 

Brad Macdonald (Chair of the Board and Mississauga Wards 2/8)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Brad Macdonald has been repeatedly called on by community advocates to step down due to his inability to appropriately address instances of anti-Black racism and racism more broadly within the board. As Chair of the Board, Trustee Macdonald has a heightened resposibility to take action against the rampant racism within the PDSB has has failed to do so, resulting in the PDSB being taken over by a Ministry of Education Provincial Supervisor. 

Undetermined/Not Enough Information

Sue Lawton (Mississauga Wards 3/4)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Susan Benjamin (Mississauga Ward 5)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Stan Cameron (Caledon)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Robert Crocker (Mississauga Wards 6/11)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

John Marchant (Mississauga Wards 1/7)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Carrie Andrews (Brampton Wards 7/8)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Balbir Sohi (Brampton Wards 9/10)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

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