Statement on London Ontario Hate Crime

La’ad Canada stands in solidarity with our Muslim friends and neighbours, in light of what appears to be the deliberate murder of a family in London Ontario on Sunday, targeted because of their Muslim faith.

This act of Islamophobia must be immediately and swiftly condemned by everyone who values a free, equal and just Canada. It was a disgusting and cowardly act, that has no place in our society.

Our collective hearts go out to this family, their friends and community as they try to navigate this unthinkable tragedy, and we share in their outrage at this senseless loss. We remain as allies in the fight to combat racism in all its forms, and stand ready to assist our Muslim brothers and sisters however we can.