Statement from ACTO and HCLC: Response to violence in Stoney Creek

May 30th, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life this past Saturday when two tenants were allegedly killed by their landlord outside their home in Stoney Creek, Ontario. We extend our sincerest condolences to their families and loved ones for their loss. We urge others to respect their privacy at this time.

It has come to our attention that, over the past few days, there were many people using this horrific tragedy for their own aims and political agendas over social media about landlord and tenant relationships. Speculating on the reasons for the tragedy without all the facts available is unacceptable and has the potential to incite further violence and we condemn it. Any such comments are reckless and harmful to the victims and their loved ones.

Everyone has the right to be safe in their home, whether they rent that home or own it. Our thoughts are with the bereaved and the wider Stoney Creek community in this difficult time.

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