“Thankfully we live in a country that understands that hate is incompatible with Canadian values and undermines the very essence of our society,” said Canadian Jewish Congress Co-President Rabbi Reuven Bulka. “As we know from experience, underneath the violence and physical damage of hate crimes, there is a deeper psychological damage to the victimized community who feel isolated, vulnerable and unwelcome. We applaud Minister Van Loan and the entire government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for continuing to say in a definitive, tangible way that this is un-Canadian and unacceptable.”
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Chair David Koschitzky said, "We commend the government for continuing its partnership with at-risk communities in extending the SIP to assist them in upgrading infrastructure and maintaining appropriate security levels at their communal institutions. In order for any community to thrive and participate in the rich cultural landscape of our nation, it needs to feel secure and protected." UJA Federation of Greater invests more than a million dollars a year in security costs for the Greater Toronto Jewish community.
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