The Rebel took a stand in outing a collection of odious speakers who showed up in the Greater Toronto Area on Thanksgiving weekend for an event staged by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) with our LindaSarsour.ca campaign, but I wanted to know the opinions of various local elected officials.
I reached out to the MP and MPP of the region where ICNA’s Carry the Light conference took place, as well as the mayors of Toronto and Mississauga, and it was pretty much radio silence.
Only Toronto Mayor John Tory’s spokesman responded with a general condemnation of all forms of hatred but when it came to Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, there was no response to repeated requests for comment.
Does she actually subscribe to some of the opinions that were being advocated at the event?
Based on some footage of Mayor Crombie at the Meadowvale Islamic Centre attacking one of her political rivals, it seems she’s actually a supporter of the anti-free speech motion known as M-103.
Leftists like Bonnie Crombie embrace a draconian form of censorship on fair comment while turning a blind eye to the kind of hatred spewed by Sarsour and company because apparently, that’s “diverse” hatred.