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Questions remain of alleged hate crime after Councillor's claim a man was pummeled in Richmond Hill

During the June 23rd Richmond Hill Council meeting discussion on Aboriginal Land Acknowledgement, Ward 2 Councillor Tom Muench showed a picture of a bloodied man asserting that he was "pummeled" and that the beating was related to Aboriginal Land Acknowledgement.

Concerned that a hate crime had occurred, CAG contacted York Regional Police which responded: "there was an assault but it had nothing to do with Land Acknowledgments or racial hatred of any kind". YRP confirmed no other details. When asked about this Councillor Muench responded "negativity and hatred is not endorsed by me at anytime".

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