TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2016 – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) denounces the recent string of racist incidents across the country. Most recently, Ottawa police are investigating graffiti of white supremacy messages of intolerance spray-painted on religious institutions including a mosque, a church and a synagogue.
The CRRF, as a leading national voice of positive change and reason, urges law enforcement to track and diligently prosecute the culprits of these racist incidents, while also calling for calm and unity among Canadians.
“Any attacks in the name of nationalism and supremacy in Canada are disturbing and appalling no matter who the perpetrators are,” said Albert Lo, Chairperson, CRRF. “It is important that Canadians from coast to coast unite in countering racism and take an active part in promoting social harmony. We must not shy away from honest and respectful dialogue on hard issues, and the concerns of all Canadians ought to be given a fair hearing.”
About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.
For more information
Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF: / 416-508-9033