Statement by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on anti-Semitic graffiti

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, MPP for Hamilton Centre, issued the following statement on the recent discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti on a Hamilton-area trail: 

“I was saddened and disgusted to learn of the discovery of more anti-Semitic graffiti in Hamilton. For this discovery to be made only hours before I rose to speak at Queen’s Park to condemn prejudice and hatred is a stark and urgent reminder of how much work we have to do to stop faith-based discrimination and racism of all kinds, in Ontario and around the world. 

“As a New Democrat, a Hamiltonian, and someone who believes profoundly in the value of diversity, I reject and condemn this hatred. New Democrats stand with the Jewish community against all forms of anti-Semitism and hate, and we reject the politics of division in all its ugly forms.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in Ontario and no place in Hamilton. I know the vast majority of Hamiltonians join me in rejecting anti-Semitism, prejudice, and hate of any kind.”