THE Toronto Star reported on Friday that anti-immigration flyers targeting Sikhs have reappeared in Brampton, though Immigration Watch Canada, whose name appeared on the flyers and who had produced such flyers in April, claimed they had nothing to do with it.
The single page flyers show the face of a Sikh man with a turban with a red cross through it and carries the words: “Say ‘NO’ to the Massive Third World Invasion of Canada!” It also shows a group of multicultural people and states that government policy has ruined the country.
However, some white Brampton residents told the Star that the flyers do not represent their view and they were proud to live in a multicultural city.
PEEL Regional Police on Friday said in a statement that they “have become aware of the most recent flyer that is now in circulation in our region depicting insensitive and racially intolerant messaging.”
They added: “Peel Regional Police strongly oppose this type of messaging and we remain committed to identifying possible hate crime within the Region of Peel and investigating identified instances to the furthest extent.
“Peel Regional Police have initiated an investigation into the content and nature of the flyer in question and its author. At the completion of the investigation, as matter of legislative requirement, investigators will be consulting with the Ministry of the Attorney General to seek the authorization, if applicable, to lay hate crime related charges.
“The Region of Peel is incredibly diverse and it is this cultural diversity that makes our region a wonderful place to work, live and visit. Peel Regional Police are committed to promote the value of diversity in our community and police service, and to provide a safe community for everyone to enjoy.”