One year later: An­niver­sary of mosque at­tack marked by events, vig­ils across Canada

The Miracle - - Quebec`s Special -

‘Th­ese peo­ple died of bul­let wounds, but also of ig­no­rance and ha­tred’: Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau Be­fore head­ing to Que­bec City to join a vigil Mon­day evening to mark the an­niver­sary of the mosque shoot­ing, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau de­liv­ered a state­ment in the House of Com­mons. “Th­ese peo­ple died of bul- let wounds, but also of ig­no­rance and ha­tred,” he said. Trudeau called on Cana­di­ans to con­demn acts of racism and to take a stand against Is­lam­o­pho­bia and dis­crim­i­na­tion in all its forms. “We must ask our­selves, have we done right by the men who lost their lives a year ago to­day?” On Jan. 29, 2017, a man walked into the Que­bec City mosque and shot at wor­ship­pers who had just fin­ished their evening prayers, killing six men and crit­i­cally in­jur­ing five oth­ers. Alexan­dre Bis­son­nette, 27, is to go on trial on six counts of first-de­gree mur­der and six counts of at­tempted mur­der at the end of March.

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