TORONTO, October 5, 2012 - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is profoundly concerned about the acts of vandalism perpetrated against a Charlottetown mosque in P.E.I. over the past weekend.
"These cowardly acts challenge our shared values of diversity, civility and mutual respect, and must not be tolerated in a civil society," said Albert Lo, Chairperson of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. "The threatening messages are a troubling sign, and offend the values nurtured over the years in Canada, and of which we are so proud."
"At a time of increasing extremism and conflicts elsewhere, it is more important than ever to send a clear message that Canadians do not accept violence and vandalism by anyone. No one has the right to undermine Canada's democratic and inclusive fabric," Lo added.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) trusts that the P.E.I authorities will deal accordingly with these pernicious acts of racism and intolerance.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation's mission is to provide independent, outspoken national leadership, and act as a resource and facilitator in the pursuit of equity, fairness and social justice for all Canadians.