Title

Can Toronto City Council Put a Stop to Hate Rallies?

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

9-28-2017

Source Publication

Metro News

Description

Despite the protests of anti-racism advocates, the City of Peterborough, Ont. has given the go-ahead for a group of white nationalists to march in a rally "against illegal immigration" on Saturday.

(They claim not to be Neo-Nazis, though their leader, Kevin Goudreau, sports a giant swastika tattoo on his chest, according to a photo from Facebook.)

This raises a question: Is there any way to stop something similar from happening in Toronto?

Ward 10 councillor James Pasternak has been wondering just that. He submitted an administrative inquiry asking, "Do the Toronto Police Service or City of Toronto have ability and what resources could they utilize to prohibit a rally that is inciting hatred and violence?"