'We must categorically condemn all racist activity and remain united in our resolve to effectively eradicate all forms of hate, racism and religious intolerance,' said Dr, Karen Mock, Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. 'The CRRF is extending its support to all the communities that have been affected by the recent rash of hate activity -- a hate crime against any community must be considered a crime against all Canadians.'
The CRRF is encouraged by the recent cooperation and efforts among community groups, the police as well as local, provincial and federal governments in increasing support and vigilance to ensure that all Canadians are protected from racist acts. The Foundation continues to urge the public to report any suspicious activities to the police and/or to the local community organizations who work closely with the police.
"We were encouraged by the tremendous inter-community support at the recent solidarity rally against antisemitism and hate shown by groups from all racial and religious backgrounds as well as by the Prime Minister's announcement of a pending action plan to strengthen the fight against racism and related intolerance," said Dr. Mock. 'The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will continue to work with all groups to achieve that goal.'