On January 29th, 2017, six Muslims were murdered at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City, Canada.
Six people were killed including Ibrahima Barry (aged 39), Mamadou Tanou Barry (aged 42), Khaled Belkacemi (aged 60), Aboubaker Thabti (aged 44), Abdelkrim Hassane (aged 41) and Azzedine Soufiane (aged 57)
The Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), both organizations based in Quebec, Canada, have launched a campaign asking the Government of Canada to designate January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia and other forms of religious discrimination.
The Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) Memorial Award was established at McGill University in order to provide two awards of $1,200 each, given annually to two students enrolled in any McGill degree program and in good academic standing.
The Canadian-Muslim Vote, a non-profit, non-partisan organization increasing democratic engagement within the Muslim community, held a very well-attended Visit My Mosque Day across Canada on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Several mosques across the country welcomed the public to get to know their Muslim neighbours. Attendees included elected officials such as MP’s, MPP’s, and municipal officials.
Black Muslim Women in Quebec (Femmes Noires Musulmanes au Québec) is a new initiative that was launched on Saturday, October 20 in Montreal at Espace Mushagalusa. The initiative is funded by the Inspirit Foundation and supported by DESTA Black Youth Network.
One day after the surprise victory of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) in the recent Québec election, Premier-elect François Legault told a news conference that he plans to invoke the notwithstanding clause to finally pass legislation that will ban religious symbols for employees in “positions of authority” throughout the province.