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