Thursday, May 19, 2022

Racist paints Maple Leaf’s London site

Maple Leaf Foods Is offering a $25,000 reward for the capture of the vandal who sprayed racist graffiti at the construction site for its London poultry plant.

Anti-Semitic graffiti and a noose were found in the bathroom stalls at Wilton Grove where a $660-million, 190,000-square-feet plant is under construction with a finishing target for this fall.

London was rocked by another racist attack by a young man who drove his pickup truck through a group of Muslims. That man remains to be sentenced.

"Our company abhors any form of racism," Maple Leaf wrote in a statement to CBC. "The finding of racist paraphernalia at the London construction site prompted an immediate response, as it should."

Graham Construction is sharing in the offer of a reward for information that leads to a conviction.