Canadian Race Relations Foundation condemns attack on Quebec City Mosque

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation condemns the terrorist attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City, which left 6 people dead and more than a dozen injured.

"Such a despicable act must be condemned by all Canadians as an affront to our humanity and the values of our nation," said Albert Lo, Chair of the Board, CRRF. 'That this cold-blooded attack took place in a place of worship, targeting people at prayer, only adds to our collective revulsion. We are confident that our law enforcement agencies will thoroughly investigate this tragedy and ensure that those responsible for this heinous crime are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

"At this time, our thoughts are with the families of those who were murdered and with those who have been injured in the attack," said Anita Bromberg, Executive Director CRRF. "We must stand united against those who seek to shatter the peace we strive for across our nation."

About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.

SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation

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For further information: Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF: abromberg@crrf-fcrr.ca / 416-508-9033

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