Members from all events within the Home of Commons agreed Friday to name on the federal government to prepare an emergency nationwide motion summit to deal with Islamophobia.
The unanimous vote comes within the wake of a horrific car assault on a Muslim household out for a stroll on Sunday in London, Ont. Police say they imagine the household of 5 was focused due to their religion.
4 family members died and a nine-year-old boy was left orphaned when a driver in a truck ran them down, an act condemned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “terrorist assault” — although police haven’t laid terror fees.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Nationwide Council of Canadian Muslims have additionally condemned the assault as an act of terrorism.
Lindsay Mathyssen, the NDP MP for London-Fanshaw, put ahead the movement within the Home of Commons after query interval on Friday. It known as on the federal government to convene “an emergency nationwide motion summit on Islamophobia” earlier than the tip of July.
The movement was unanimously adopted.
Mathyssen had addressed the necessity for motion on Wednesday, saying that she by no means thought her hometown would see such a “horrific act of terror.”
“We should act now. After we say that this could by no means occur once more, now we have to imply it,” she mentioned.
“Muslim lives are at stake.”
Extra to come back.
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