TORONTO, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation
(CRRF) is deeply concerned about the recent vandalism of the Khalsa
Community School in Brampton, Ontario. Teenage vandals scrawled
swastikas and the letters "KKK" onto the walls of the Sikh elementary
school. Over the past year, a number of Sikh community institutions
were vandalized across Canada. The spray-painting of a Montreal temple
in December, and the vandalism of Vaisakhi Parade posters in Surrey,
B.C. are two examples.
"We appeal to the Peel Regional Police to consider the Brampton incident
as a hate crime and implement an assertive strategy of combating all
manifestations of racism and discrimination under their jurisdiction,"
said Ayman Al-Yassini, Senior Executive Vice President of the CRRF.
"The CRRF urges Canadians to join hands in building bridges among and
between communities and to speak up against racism and discrimination,
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. One of the Foundation's projects, "Interfaith and
Belonging: A civic Education and Engagement Initiative" , includes over
20 communities across the country and seeks to promote the sense of
belonging among Canadians of different backgrounds
SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation
For further information:
Ayman Al-Yassini, 416-952-4476