Do the Right Thing says local MP

To the Editor:

To those responsible and anyone who knows …

The City of Owen Sound along with the family and friends of Sharif Rahman, a beloved community member and owner of The Curry House, have struggled as they mourn Sharif’s senseless passing. The greater community has come together in support of the Rahman family in a tremendous show of solidarity but Canada, and all of us, can do more.

There has been much speculation on the motives of the three men involved in the assault on August 17th, including whether they are locals to our region or possibly visitors. It doesn’t matter. The terrible fact is that Sharif is no longer with us and our community has lost a valued member.

I write this letter as a plea to those responsible. Do the right thing. Turn yourselves in to the police. Personally, I am confident in our law enforcement agencies, and you will be caught and held responsible. However, you have the opportunity to do the right thing and accept the consequences of your actions.

For anyone who has any knowledge of what happened, please do the right thing and report what you know to police. You can call the Owen Sound Police Service at 519-376-1234. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at

Do the right thing.

Alex Ruff, MSC, CD
Member of Parliament
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound