Vigilance and enhanced police presence vital to protect Jewish and all targeted institutions, says Councillor James Pasternak

*Media Release provided by Councillor James Pasternak’s office.*

In light of recent threats to Jewish institutions in Toronto and beyond, Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10, York Centre, is calling for greater vigilance and resources from Toronto Police Service and enhanced investigative and preventative work by the RCMP and other security agencies.

“Threats against our valued institutions such as community centres and schools are a gross violation of our ability to go about our daily lives in safety, freedom and live as Jews in Toronto.  It is vital that all sectors of society condemn these cowardly harassments and threats.  We are calling on Toronto Police Service and our federal and provincial law enforcement agencies to investigate the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” says Councillor James Pasternak.

“Moreover, as a preventative measure, it is necessary to increase patrols, security and surveillance around targeted institutions to send a strong signal that we will take all measures necessary to protect freedom of religion, our personal safety and the social cohesion that Toronto is known for worldwide.”

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Councillor James Pasternak

416-392-1371 | councillor_pasternak@toronto.ca

www.jamespasternak.ca

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