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Ford, Mulroney condemn latest construction noose incident

Ford, Mulroney condemn latest construction noose incident

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney have spoken out strongly to criticize another incident of anti-Black racism at a Toronto construction site.

Mulroney tweeted last night (July 28) that she had learned a noose was found at a Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) worksite. CTS is the consortium building the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx.

“This is disgusting and unacceptable. I have spoken to the CEO @Metrolinx and the @TorontoPolice hate crime unit was called to investigate,” Mulroney tweeted.

Ford added his condemnation via Twitter.

“We will get to the bottom of this despicable act of hatred,” he wrote. “This will never be tolerated here in Ontario and when we find who did this, there will be consequences.”

A Toronto Police Services spokesperson confirmed this morning that a noose was found and that an investigation was underway. More information will be released as details are confirmed.

It was the fourth reported incident of a noose being found at a Toronto construction site since the beginning of June. The Toronto police are also investigating those incidents.

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