Apology on misstatements regarding town hall

TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - The following apology was sent on Thursday November 26 directly to representatives of the University of Toronto's Black Students' Association, University of Toronto Students' Union and to concerned faculty who had communicated with the University on this matter as soon as Robert Steiner was made aware of the error he had made during his November 24 statement to the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism.

We are now distributing it more broadly to ensure this apology is on the widest public record.

"Please accept my apologies for my error and any misunderstanding arising out of my remarks to the Parliamentary panel, to the effect that the University had convened the town hall.

The Secretariat of the Committee has given all witnesses the opportunity to make factual corrections to their transcript of our statements. I have asked them to fix that portion of my statement so that it reads as follows:

    
    "Our student organizations, namely the Black Students' Association and
    the University of Toronto Student Union, convened a town hall at which
    our professors lectured on the history of blackface, students spoke about
    their experience of the incident and the students involved in the
    incident presented their apology to 300 of their peers."
    

Our request for a correction to the transcript was sent on Thursday Nov. 26 to the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition Combatting Anti-Semitism.

Sincerely,

Robert Steiner, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications,

University of Toronto

SOURCE University of Toronto

For further information: For further information: Media Relations, University of Toronto, (416) 978-0100

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