WARMINGTON: Mayor wrongly chastises residents over reaction to coronavirus

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-mayor-wrongly-chastises-residents-over-reaction-to-coronavirus

Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

The coronavirus originated in China, but Toronto seems to be taking the heat. Mayor John Tory says he’s “very troubled” to hear of the “Chinese-Canadian” community being treated “differently” or “shunned” because of the spread of the potentially lethal virus. Calling it “racism,” Councillor Joe Cressy talked of a need “speak out against the unacceptable rise in xenophobia and discrimination towards Chinese Canadians.” Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam added, “there will probably be more harm caused by racism, xenophobia, discrimination, harassment, racial taunts directed specifically toward the Chinese Canadian community, and others of Asian descent, than will be caused by the coronavirus.”