On April 30, Patrick Brown, the mayor of the city of Brampton, tweeted, “Our noise by law originally passed in 1984 only included an exemption for Church bells. It will now include all faiths within the permitted hours & decibel levels. The Muslim community can proceed with the sunset azaan because it’s 2020 & we treat all faiths equally…”
To which the Indian-origin man named Ravi Hooda wrote, “What’s next? Separate lanes for camel & goat riders, allowing the slaughter of animals at home, in the name of sacrifice, bylaw requiring all women to cover themselves from head to toe in tents to appease the piece fools for votes.”
Ravi Hooda, who since deleted the tweet and changed his Twitter profile to private, is a real estate agent and immigration consultant. Soon after Hooda’s derogatory views went viral, Twitter users pointed out that he was an executive school council member at the Macville Public School located in the city of Bolton.
People complained about the tweet to the Peel District School Board as Hooda was the school council chair for the Macville Public School in Bolton City. The principal of the school uploaded a statement on the Peel school website on Tuesday, notifying that Hooda had been removed from the school council.
“Today, we were made aware of a disturbing, Islamophobic tweet that was written and shared by a member of our parent community. We immediately conducted an investigation into the matter, as the content is a clear contravention of the Peel District School Board’s Safe and Accepting Schools Policy 48. As a result, the individual is being removed from the role of School Council Chair and will not be able to participate on School Council, in any capacity,” the Macville Public School principal informed.
The Canadian branch of RE/MAX, a real estate company, was also dragged into the controversy as Hooda had indicated on his website he was associated with the company. Remax Canada took cognizance of the matter and responded saying that Hooda had been terminated. Responding to a tweet from the Anti-Hate Network, RE/MAX tweeted, “We do not share nor support the views of Mr. Hooda. We can confirm he has been terminated and is no longer affiliated with RE/MAX…”