Stop the Toronto Nationalist Rally!
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We all witnessed the horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend where 3 people were killed and 34 have been injured in violent, senseless riots. The Canadian Nationalist Party plans to host a Toronto Nationalist Rally at the University of Toronto on September 14, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The University of Toronto, City Council, as well as the mayor have been speculating the very real potential of a rally here in Toronto, and it's becoming clear that the Trump era is making its way into Canada.
According to the press, the university has said the Canadian Nationalist Party has not requested to hold the rally it says it is planning. The university has asked Facebook to pull the event page down, although it still existed as of Tuesday afternoon.
Although it is uncertain whether they will ban the event or not, we need to make sure bigotry and division does not come into a city like Toronto, where diversity is accepted and celebrated. Toronto is one of the greatest cities in Canada, for its beautiful people from all walks of life. We need to say NO to fascism, and stand up for minorities who help our country grow and succeed. Please help urge the University of Toronto, as well as Mayor John Tory, to STOP this rally from being held on the campus of a university that claims on its website, "The Diversity of the U of T Community is Our Strength"
“We believe that excellence flourishes in an environment that embraces the broadest range of people, that helps them to achieve their full potential, that facilitates the free expression of their diverse perspectives through respectful discourse, and in which high standards are maintained for students and staff alike."
If you would like to keep Toronto a vibrant, multicultural, safe city free of fear and segregation, please sign this petition and STOP the nationalists from taking us 50 years back in time, while hurting the very foundation this amazing country was built on. Please sign and SHARE!!!
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