An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us

June 8, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

Following the deliberate hate-motivated attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement:

I am outraged and heartbroken by the act of terrorism in London, Ontario. I mourn for the victims and my heart aches for their family, friends and community.

During this time of grief, we stand in solidarity with Muslims in Canada and offer love, compassion and support. Peace be with you.

No one in Canada should feel threatened or unwelcome because of who they are or what they believe. Islamophobia and other forms of hate and intolerance have real world consequences. Together, we must denounce Islamophobia and hatred and take action.

Nobody is immune to the damage inflicted by hate. Hate creates division. Hate dehumanizes people and erodes our sense of empathy and compassion for each other.

Hate cannot be allowed to go unchecked. Hate crimes are a violation of human rights. We must all stand up to hatred and to the people who spread it. Governments must take action.

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.

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