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