The horrific shooting took place in a place of worship impacting the safety and freedom of all Canadians.
We’ve all seen it the news – a story involving a visible minority, religion or race. Where the reported is a visible match to the group and the story is as much about the group as the incident. So many people pass over it as though it is not about them.
Native women went missing for years with nothing being done. Many Canadians felt it was not about them, and ignored it. It took years of work and protests by the families and friends of this missing women to convince Canadians that it was their issue too.
When people hear of violence against women many say – “I’ve got daughters, this is very important to me.” What about their sons? Caring shouldn’t be gender related.
For decades Canadians were proud that we provided U.N. peacekeepers to war torn countries. Peacekeepers set the example of treating people fairly, setting an example of how to get along and live together.
In Canada we need to get this attitude back.
There were thousands of Canadians protesting President Trump in the U.S. The Quebec City Mosque shooting is in Canada. All Canadians need to get involved so it does not happen again.
An Act for the preservation and enhancement of multiculturalism in Canada
WHEREAS the Constitution of Canada provides that every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination and that everyone has the freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association and guarantees those rights and freedoms equally to male and female persons;