September 22nd, 2021

Lougheed statement on disturbing video showing antisemitic displays

NIPISSING — Erika Lougheed, Ontario NDP candidate for Nipissing, released the following statement in response to disturbing video showing antisemitic displays:

“I was saddened and sickened to see the video that emerged yesterday capturing displays of antisemitism in our community. This is an upsetting example of the rising tide of antisemitism that Jewish communities in our province and around the world are facing.

It’s not enough to say hate has no place in our community — it doesn’t. But we have to match our actions to our words by stamping out antisemitism and racism whenever and wherever it appears.

I’m grateful to North Bay police for their swift response to this incident. There is more that governments can do to tackle antisemitism, including restoring the anti-racism directorate that was cut. I encourage our entire community to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community, here in North Bay and all over Ontario.”