Ontario's anti-racism minister slammed for 'racist' comment - 2018-07-18

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F0.png Ontario's anti-racism minister slammed for 'racist' comment July 18, 2018, Marieke Walsh, iPolitics

TORONTO— Doug Ford's minister responsible for Ontario's anti-racism directorate is under fire for comments about wearing a bulletproof vest when visiting Toronto's Jane and Finch neighbourhood.

"I was appalled," NDP Leader Andrea Horwath after question period on Wednesday.

"It is absolutely unacceptable to make an insinuation that going in to a highly racialized community is going to necessitate the wearing of a bulletproof vest. It is a racist comment and it's one that he should apologize for and withdraw immediately."

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{{cite news | first = Marieke | last = Walsh | title = Ontario's anti-racism minister slammed for 'racist' comment | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2018/07/18/ontario-anti-racism-minister-slammed-for-racist-comment/ | work = iPolitics | date = July 18, 2018 | accessdate = September 24, 2019 }}