Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Québec City mosque shooting

Ontario New Democratic Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement, in response to the deadly attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec:

“Like all Canadians, I was heartbroken to hear about the attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, in Québec City.

“Today, we stand in solidarity and mourning with Muslim-Canadians, and all those grieving in Quebec. New Democrats condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the victims.

“This is a country that has been profoundly enriched by diversity and difference. Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our communities, our history, and our future.

“New Democrats in Ontario, and across the country, have always worked to combat Islamophobia and intolerance.  Now, more than ever, we must confront injustice whenever we see it.”