Ottawa, 30 January 2023 (TDI): Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau has issued a statement on the Remembrance day of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and action against Islamophobia.
Justin Trudeau remarked in his statement, “we have remembered the six people who lost their lives and the 19 others who were seriously injured during the attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy”.
Canadians also salute the courage and selflessness of the first responders and community members who put their lives in danger and did everything they could to save worshippers that day.
Prime Minister Trudeau also added that on this Remembrance Day, ‘we Canadians and communities around the world came together to say their names, honor their memories, support one another, and stand against Islamophobia in all its forms.
Further, he added that islamophobia has no place in Canada and the Canadian government continues to work to help Muslims feel safe.
Canada to combat Islamophobia
The Government of Canada has appointed Amira Elghawaby last week as Canada’s first Special Representative on Combating Islamophobia, she will serve as a champion, advisor, expert, and representative to the Government of Canada.
Prime Minister of Canada said that Amira Elghawaby will bring her experience as a journalist, an expert on issues of equity & inclusion, & a human rights advocate to the role to promote awareness of the diverse & intersectional identities of Muslims in Canada.
She will also advise the government on the development of inclusive policies that reflect their realities. Since the Quebec City mosque incident, the government has also introduced the toughest gun control measures in a generation to ensure this can never happen again.
In the end, Prime Minister Trudeau encouraged everyone to take a moment to remember the victims, their families, and survivors of this attack, and to stand with members of the Muslim community.
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He also showed a keen commitment to building a better, more inclusive, and safer, Canada. “We will always stand against Islamophobia and all forms of hate, discrimination, and prejudice.”