IAM members all over Canada mourn with the families and friends of those killed in the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We extend our condolences and heartfelt support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and to all Canadian and American members of the Jewish faith.
We are again reminded that these acts of violence clearly demonstrate that anti-Semitism and xenophobia can manifest itself in our sanctuaries, our places of worship and in our communities. We must fight them now and we must fight them always.
We must be strong in our resolve to stop the hate and seek peace in our places of work and everywhere we cross paths with others.
We must mourn today, but tomorrow, we must continue in our fight against hate – and keep teaching that it will never win over love.
IAM Canadian General Vice-President