Board member of anti-racism agency fired amid accusations of Islamophobic commentary - 2017-12-21

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F94.png Board member of anti-racism agency fired amid accusations of Islamophobic commentary December 21, 2017, Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star

Christine Douglass-Williams has been a board member since 2012 and her dismissal was confirmed on Wednesday to foundation chairperson Albert Lo. He said he was notified by the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is responsible for the foundation.

A board member with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, an arms-length federal government agency established to counteract racism, has been fired amid concerns over what Muslim advocacy groups describe as "Islamophobic commentary" and her "public association with purveyors of hateful propaganda."

Douglass-Williams addressed her dismissal in an email to the Star and on Jihad Watch.

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