CBTU-Ontario Canada Statement Condemning Recent Displays of Hate and Violence in Charlottesville Virginia

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Ontario-Canada (CBTU) stands with the people of Charlottesville Virginia against the recent wave of hate and violence that has visited the city. Unlike the 45th President of the United States CBTU Ontario-Canada will not hesitate to condemn the white supremacy that has fueled the most recent displays of hate and violence in that city, throughout the United States and into Canada. CBTU will further not hesitate to label those at the engine of white supremacy as domestic terrorist both north and south of the Canada/United states border.

As such The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist in Canada encourages the Canadian Government to stand and support the interests of Canadians and their families both traveling and living throughout the United States. Examples of support include but are not limited to travel advisories for Canadians traveling in the United States and Canadian operated safe zones for those caught in the escalating and frequent civil unrest.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." As such CBTU-Ontario cannot and will not remain silent about the injustice, inequity, division and hate flowing from the United States while negatively affecting and influencing Canadians.

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Ontario-Canada (CBTU) stands with those committed to the elimination of racism and the defence of diversity and inclusion.

August 13, 2017