Statement on International Day for Tolerance 2017

Statement on International Day for Tolerance 2017

(OTTAWA) - The Green Party of Canada released the following statement to mark the International Day for Tolerance:

“In an age of rising xenophobia, it is imperative that political leaders commit to unconditional openness and respect towards all people, regardless of their ethnic, national or religious background. Refugees and migrants, whose numbers are surging around the world, deserve not only our tolerance, but our full embrace,” says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).

Joe Foster, GPC Human Rights Critic said: “With increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, global migration will reach unparallelled levels. We must be ready with open arms to welcome those in need. Our society is enriched both culturally and economically through the settlement of migrants and refugees within our communities. Equally important, we must advocate for increasing international efforts to reduce the causes that create the problems that lead to mass migration. We will continue to advocate for a dialogue of tolerance and respect, both at home and abroad, in support of human rights and dignity for all people.”

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For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Debra Eindiguer
m: (613) 240-8921
debra.eindiguer@greenparty.ca