Hon. Karina Gould

Your member of parliament for


Burlington

Hon. Karina Gould

Your member of parliament for


Burlington

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Statement by Minister Gould on Burlington Hate Crimes

Earlier today the Halton Regional Police Service issued a statement asking for information related to hate crimes that took place in Burlington over the last few weeks.

These crimes displayed hate-motivated and anti-Semitic messages around the City, including at City Hall.

These types of acts are unacceptable and there is no place for hatred or violence in our community. No one in our community should feel discriminated against because of their faith. Burlington is a place that celebrates our diversity. We are a tolerant and accepting city where everyone should feel welcome.

In a world where hate and racism continues to rise, we must respect each other, and embrace each other’s differences. Our diversity is our strength. We must continue to fight against discrimination of all kinds and we must stand up against hatred in all of its forms.

I want to thank Halton Police for looking into these incidents and continuing to work to keep our community safe.

Please contact our police service, and Crime Stoppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, if you have any information or know who may be behind these appalling acts.