Liberal government declares Jan. 29 national day of remembrance for victims of mosque shooting

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/national-rememberance-mosque-shooting-1.5892033

Day will also be used to promote action against Islamophobia. The federal government has announced that Jan. 29 will become a national day of remembrance for the 2017 Quebec City mosque attack in a move to honour the victims and express solidarity with the survivors. The day will also be used to promote action against Islamophobia, the Ministry of Canadian Heritage said in a statement on Thursday. “Islamophobia is a concrete and daily reality for Muslim communities everywhere. We have an obligation to remember the victims and a responsibility to combat discrimination and continue to build a more inclusive Canada,” the statement said.