Today marks the first National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. Five years after this terrorist attack, our thoughts continue to be with those who were injured – and with the loved ones of the six people whose lives were taken.
Prime Minister of Canada
The Hon. Justin Trudeau
Today is the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack & Actions Against Islamophobia. We honour the victims and their families of this tragic event, and stand with those working to eradicate Islamophobia, hate and racism in Canada. #GreenSquareCampaign
On the 1st National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack & Action Against Islamophobia, we remember all those affected by this heinous act. We must continue the fight against Islamophobia, hate and intolerance.
Human Rights Canada
Five years ago today, 6 people were killed and 19 people were injured by a gunman who entered the Islamic Cultural Centre of the City of Québec and opened fire. We remember these victims and work toward a better and more inclusive #BC #IRememberJanuary29
MLA Rachna Singh,
Parliamentary Secretary for Anti racism initiatives.
Councillor Rosalind Campbell - Musqueam Indian Band
Her Honour the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Hon.Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development & Minister of Pacific Economic Development
The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
MP Taleeb Noormohamed, Vancouver-Granville and Chair, Federal Liberal Pacific Caucus
The Hon. George Heyman B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
MLA Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives in B.C.
MLA Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party Leader
Insp. Terry Yung, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chair and VPD Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenous Relations
The Mayor of Burnaby B.C., His Worship Mike Hurley
MLA Teresa Wat - Official Opposition critic for Multiculturalism in B.C.
Mr. Sharmarke Dubow, Victoria City Councillor
Ms. Shahina Siddiqui, Founder of the Islamic Social Services Association Inc. (ISSA) (PART 1)
Ms. Shahina Siddiqui, Founder of the Islamic Social Services Association Inc. (ISSA) (PART 2)
Mr. Peter Flegel, Executive Director of the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat
What is Islamophobia?
Islamophobia (anti-Muslim bigotry when directed towards an individual) is a prejudice, aversion, hostility, or hatred towards Muslims and encompasses any distinction, exclusion, restriction, discrimination, or preference against Muslims that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.