Statement on Hate Crime
For Immediate Release
November 15, 2016
OTTAWA, ON: The Glebe Business Improvement Area is horrified by the appearance of hate graffiti on the home of a local resident. The symbols send a message of intolerance and hate to the entire community and we regard it as a sickening act.
While we view this as an isolated incident, we cannot allow this behaviour to continue as we all have a role to play in combating bigotry. Hate is not welcome in our community or our society. We are thankful for the quick response to this incident and urge all community members to answer the call to work towards a more civil and inclusive Ottawa.
We wish to let those victimized by this thoughtless crime know that we condemn these actions and are committed to working with the community in any way necessary to see that such things do not happen again.
The Glebe is a place that is welcoming and inclusive, a neighbourhood where this type of behaviour will never be tolerated.
About the Glebe BIA
The Glebe BIA is committed to creating, activating, and managing a community space where visitors and citizens come together to make the Glebe thrive. It is a champion for the historic and dynamic neighbourhood, supports its distinctive businesses and promotes it as a great place to live, shop, visit and do business.
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