Bay Streeters to March in Solidarity with Minorities on March 1st
At noon on March 1, dozens of people who work in Toronto's Financial District and Bay Street will march on the streets to Nathan Philips Square in a show of solidarity.
In light of recent international and local events like the American travel ban for citizens of six muslim-majority countries, the Quebec City mosque attacks and harassment of religious minorities in Toronto, the event will showcase "a community who, as individuals and collectively, strongly value and support human dignity, diversity and inclusion" according to a petition.
Bay Street law firms, financial firms and other organizations will stand together on Wednesday in solidarity. At the march, the Downtown Toronto business community can support the petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliament of Canada by dropping off signed business cards outside Toronto City Hall. The petition promotes inclusiveness and stands against actions that undermine fundamental principles of being Canadian.
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