Vancouver is known throughout the world for our remarkable diversity and commitment to acceptance. This proud history of community building is at the heart of what makes Vancouver such an inclusive and compassionate city.
Last night’s bomb threat perpetrated against the Jewish Community Centre is a reminder that we must always stand in solidarity against anti-Semitism and all forms of racism. An act like this affects us all and we must be resilient in creating a more inclusive, compassionate, and understanding city for all of us.
I acknowledge many of our family members, friends, and neighbours feel vulnerable to acts of hate and discrimination. I am in regular contact with VPD Chief Palmer to monitor these situations and Vancouver remains a safe place. But in times of shock, anger and uncertainty, it’s important to turn towards community and support one another.
-Mayor Gregor Robertson