Let’s  Pledge to Erase Every Last Vestige of Discrimination and Zenophobia in all of our own Communities

 

Statement from Ontario NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted January 27th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

QUEEN’S PARK — Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

To the horror of many last year, this swastika was found sprayed on a sidewalk near an elementary school in St. Catharines/Niagara where children and their teachers and parents gathered two years earlier to celebrate the unveiling of a statue of 19th Century civil rights icon Harriet Tubman

“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. We honour their memories, and pledge never to forget the horrific genocide systematically carried out against them.

This January 27th, on behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, I re-commit to never forgetting the thriving communities destroyed, and the millions of lives senselessly snuffed out by the Nazis.

We pledge to continue the work of stamping out anti-Semitism in our own communities, and to eliminate discrimination and xenophobia in all its forms, against all peoples.”

To read story posted on Niagara At Large in February 2018 on a swastika spray painted near a St. Catharines school where a statue of civil rights heroine Harriet Tubman stands, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/02/02/hate-in-the-shape-of-a-swastika-finds-expression-near-a-statue-of-civil-rights-heroine-harriet-tubman-in-niagara-ontario/ .

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