Roma Community Services: Criminal Complaint against Mr. Ezra Levant

Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS)
324-280 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 2E2
www.stopracism.ca

Ms. Csányi - Robah
Roma Community Centre
Toronto, Ontario

November 5, 2102

Re: Criminal Complaint against Mr. Ezra Levant

Dear Ms. Csányi - Robah:

The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS) supports the complaint made by the Roma Community Centre against Ezra Levant for the comments he made on his show aired on September 5, 2012 on Sun News Network.

CAERS’ notes that Stormfront, a racist and white supremacist organization based in the United States, chose to re-broadcast Mr. Levant’s remarks. The broadcast can be found at http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t911507/ . Stormfront has also published on the criminal investigation of Mr. Levant at http://www.stopracism.ca/content/hate-crime-investigation-launched-surro....

We find any support for Mr. Levant’s remarks more than disturbing.

We look forward to the result of the investigation of Mr. Levant by the Toronto Police Service and the results of the complaints with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council and the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission against Sun News and the parent corporation, Quebecor Media Inc.

This is not the first time Mr. Levant has targeted the Roma community and we expect that justice will be served, and will be seen to have been served. The eyes of the entire human rights and anti-racism community, across Canada, are on the result of the investigations.

Helmut-Harry Loewen, a director of CAERS and a professor at the University of Winnipeg who specializes in hate crime, has previously written to the Roma Community Centre expressing his support for the criminal investigation and offering assistance.

CAERS would also like to extend an offer of assistance to the Roma Community Centre in these difficult times. CAERS is the leading anti-racism organization in Canada and has been exposing and opposing discrimination and hatred of all kinds and has been tracking and monitoring hate group activity in Canada and internationally for more than 25 years. Please do not hesitate contacting me if we can be of any assistance.

As Helmut-Harry Loewen has stated, we are all saddened by Mr. Levant's vitriol against the Roma people and we are inspired by your work and the work of the Roma Community Centre in exposing and opposing discrimination and hatred.

In solidarity,

Alan Dutton, MA

Director,
Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CAERS)
www.stopracism.ca

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