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April 23, 2019

The Ontario Federation of Labour condemns the bomb attacks this weekend that took more than 300 lives and left many more wounded, and mourns with the many families who lost loved ones in this terrible act of violence.

“The labour movement stands against violence and hate, and will continue its work to build solidarity and peace worldwide,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “The OFL sends deepest condolences to everyone who is grieving. Together, we can stand against the growth of hate at home and worldwide.”

“As a labour movement, we work to combat racism and celebrate the diversity of communities around the globe,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied. “We will continue our work for understanding across cultures and religions to combat all forms of hate wherever we may find it.”

“The labour movement will not rest until discrimination and hate are stopped,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. “In times where we are confronted by the horror of violence, we must renew our commitment to building understanding, compassion and solidarity.”

The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

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