Day of action against islamophobia: the PQ and the CAQ opposed
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A few days of the anniversary of the tragedy, the muslim community has asked Justin Trudeau to appoint the 29 January as a national Day of remembrance and action against islamophobia.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 17:30
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 17:34
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QUEBEC-The Parti québécois (PQ) and Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) are opposed to the establishment of a national day against islamophobia, although they are for the commemoration of the attacks of the Great Mosque of Quebec.
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A few days of the anniversary of the tragedy, the muslim community in the country has recently asked Justin Trudeau to appoint the 29 January as a national Day of remembrance and action against islamophobia.
“It was the gesture of a madman, a patient, who was basely shot and killed people who only wanted to live peacefully their religion […], but it is not the whole of the quebec population of the islamophobic”, said Éric Caire, member of the CAQ, in an interview with TVA News, Tuesday.
According to him, the designation of such a day would put a whole people at the bench of the accused”
The sound of a bell similar in the member pq’s Agnès Maltais, who does not believe that the term is relevant in the context.
“The word “islamophobia” is loaded. I will remind you that the spokesman of the collective québécois against islamophobia, this is Adil Charkaoui,” she said.
“We, what we propose is a national day of remembrance”, she added.
For Québec solidaire (QS), the opposition of the PQ and the CAQ to such a query is a way to put the head in the sand.
“Once again, Jean-François Côté and François Legault play on words to ignore a reality”, said the spokesperson of QS, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
For its part, the government Couillard said that they needed to better analyze the request made to the canadian government before taking an official position.