Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

October 31, 2016 15:51 ET

OFL signs on to open letter re: Allegations of Islamophobia and anti-black racism, York Region District School Board

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2016) - The Ontario Federation of Labour joins 141 other signatories on an open letter urging the Ministry of Education to act quickly to investigate allegations of Islamophobia and anti-black racism in the York Region District School Board.

"The signatories are asking the Ministry of Education to intervene and work with the concerned communities to ensure that the education of young people in this province is not compromised," said OFL Vice-President Ahmad Gaied. "Public confidence in the York Region District School Board must be restored as soon as possible."

All children, staff and teachers are entitled to a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment free from fear and hate.

To read the open letter, click here.

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