Toronto’s police force may face budget cuts in the next few months. Councillor Josh Matlow announced on Monday that a new motion to defund Toronto police will be discussed at city council. This comes after widespread calls to defund police forces have been heard across Canada and the U.S.\nOn Monday, Matlow announced via Twitter that he would be pushing to reduce Toronto's police budget by 10%.\n"We've seen citizens peacefully protesting police brutality met with grievous and indefensible displays of police brutality in cities across America," Matlow argued in the introduction of his new release.\nCouncillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is also supporting the motion. The two are asking for a reported total budget cut of $122 million, reports the Toronto Star.\nThe motion will be brought up during June's city council meeting which is set to take place on June 29 and 30.\nThe initiative is calling upon city staff to use the money to invest in community support, such as programs to help at-risk youth, anti-racism education, and affordable housing.\n"If approved, the actions contained in this motion would be a significant step towards providing equity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color," he adds.\nWe need to wrest control of the Toronto Police budget, defund it by 10%, and rebalance our public funds towards investing in much-needed community supports. Here’s the motion, seconded by @Kristynwongtam, on the next city council agenda: https://t.co/MMSjgbqYca #BlackLivesMatter— Josh Matlow (@JoshMatlow) June 8, 2020\nThe motion is one of many steps being taken by the city in the wake of the widespread protests.\nMayor John Tory announced on June 8 that the city's police officers could be wearing body cameras by the end of the summer.\nPolice budget cuts are always met with aggressive resistance. Politicians get cautioned by police bosses, work slowdowns take place and other ways to send us a message. This time things are different. Thousands have emailed, marched and if this is to happen - please don’t stop. https://t.co/hcpCSDinpH— Kristyn Wong-Tam (@kristynwongtam) June 8, 2020\nThe move comes after over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the investment in these recording devices.\nProtestors were also seen flooding the streets this weekend to speak out against racism and police brutality.\nOn Friday, "I can't breathe" was echoed through downtown Toronto as hundreds of demonstrators gathered together.\nThe chant echoes the last words of George Floyd, whose life was cut short by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.