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January 29th, 2023

NDP statement on 6th anniversary of Quebec City Mosque shooting

Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh issued the following statement:

“On this day, six years ago, a gunman entered the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and murdered six men and injured many more. To this day, the families of the victims and survivors still reel from that horrific night that changed their lives forever.

This cowardly and Islamophobic crime terrorized Canadians across the country. On this day of remembrance, we are reminded that we all have a role and responsibility in the fight against hate, Islamophobia and all forms of racism and bigotry.

New Democrats have been echoing community calls for concrete measures to protect Canadians, including the nomination of a Special Representative on Combating Islamophobia. We are pleased that this office will carry out this mission.

Canadians expect their political leaders to fight against hatred and work with people and communities who are at the fore front of this fight. You can count on the NDP to fight by your side.

New Democrats stand and mourn with the families of the victims of that horrific night. We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to stand up to Islamophobia, racism and hate in all its forms. No one should feel unsafe in their communities, schools or places of worship.”