Trudeau Liberals promise 'complete review' of federally funded antisemitic organization

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In April, the Community Media Advocacy Centre began creating an “anti-racism strategy” for Canadian media with financial assistance from the federal government, however funding was recently cut following revelations that senior consultant, Syrian-born “pro-Palestinian” activist Laith Marouf, had made numerous xenophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic comments on Twitter.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to conduct a full review into the organization and its funding.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that federal dollars have gone to this organization that has demonstrated xenophobia, racism, and antisemitism,” Trudeau began. “We put a stop to all the funding going to this organization, and further than that we are ensuring that there are better processes in place to make sure that no other organization or hateful individual slips through the cracks.”

Trudeau went on to tout his Liberal government’s track record of combatting racism by funding organizations that fight back.

“We cannot accept intolerance,” he continued. “We cannot accept racism, hatred, and anger, particularly not funded from the government, and that’s why we took action quickly, and will ensure that this will never happen again.”

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