Jewish houses of worship, schools, childcare facilities, and community centres have been vandalized or attacked around the globe, often with deadly consequences.
Ontario is not immune.
Jewish holidays and lifecycle events in our province are often celebrated with paid-duty police or security personnel guarding the doors.
Worshippers plan toward which exit they will run, or where they will hide, if an attacker enters the sanctuary.
Ensuring safety in the face of hatred is not a responsibility that should be borne by communities alone. It requires support from government.
Question For The Candidates
Will your party provide support for safety and security at community institutions such as houses of worship, community centres, schools, childcare facilities, and summer camps?