Alberta passes motion to crack down on hate crimes in the province

The premier called the attack in London a brutal act of Islamophobic terrorism.

After the tragic killings of four members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, Alberta is now taking action against hate crimes in the province.

After the NDP called for an emergency debate on Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney introduced a motion to strengthen law enforcement and education to fight Islamophobia and bigotry in Alberta.

MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie Rod Loyola says Albertans have alot of work to do. He urged his colleagues to put aside ideological differences and called upon the government to do more to strengthen legislation on hate crimes.

The motion was introduced Tuesday and will see Alberta's anti-racism advisory council study hate crimes that target religious and ethnic minorities.

Kenney says new legislation that works to the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes will be announced in the coming days.



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