Toronto library bars hate groups from renting space - 2017-12-11

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F94.png Toronto library bars hate groups from renting space December 11, 2017, Samantha Beattie, Toronto Star

The Toronto library board unanimously approved restrictions that will prevent groups from renting library space to promote discrimination or hate.

Library staff can now deny or cancel bookings they believe are "likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred of any group, hatred for any person" based on race, ethnicity, colour, language, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, among other factors, according to a staff report.

"Be bold, be courageous. Reject hate, embrace diversity," Bernie Farber, a former CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, told the board during a meeting at the reference library on Monday night. "Your policy sends a very strong statement that the library will not be a comfortable living room for white supremacists."

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{{cite news | first = Samantha | last = Beattie | title = Toronto library bars hate groups from renting space | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2017/12/11/toronto-library-looks-at-barring-hate-groups-from-renting-space.html | work = Toronto Star | date = December 11, 2017 | accessdate = October 17, 2019 }}