#Media Issues
Editor of the Toronto Star

Letter to the Editor

We are writing a letter of support for Catherine Porter who we understand is going through a difficult period as a result of the column that she wrote on July 6, 2015 about her encounter with Ezra Levant.

Women Speak Out is a leadership training program for women like us who have been marginalized by poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, addiction, violence and newcomer/refugee challenges. Catherine has come to our groups many times over the years, sat with us as we shared our stories, our dreams and our boxes of Kleenex. She has always shown empathy and integrity in her interactions with us and in how she has presented our issues to the public.

We have so much appreciated her presence in our lives and would like to remind everyone that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and, as we know from our own experiences, recognizing honest mistakes can be an opportunity to learn and grow stronger.

We the undersigned encourage the Star to continue its social justice efforts through the work of Catherine Porter.

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