Today is the seventh anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting where six worshippers were gunned down and 19 injured. A night thay changed this country. A night that changed this community.
A night that forever altered how we see our place in Canada. It is because we honour their memory and their legacy that we have decided to cancel our meeting with PM Justin Trudeau as part of NCCM's national Advocacy Day today, focused on combating systemic Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism.
Enough is enough.
We have waited long enough for empty promises to fulfill themselves, from an effective online harms bill, to intervention on Quebec's Bill 21, to the affirmation of Palestinian human rights. We either believe in human rights, or we don’t. This is why, in consultation with leadership from coast to coast, we made this decision.