The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and all affiliated unions, including PSAC, have joined together in the United Against Islamophobia Coalition. The Coalition is promoting and lobbying the government to designate January 29th as the “Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia”.
Islamophobia is on the rise, with increased racism and hate groups growing internationally. Most recently we have seen the tragic loss of life that took place in New Zealand because of xenophobic and islamophobic ideology.
The date of January 29th was chosen because in January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed, and many others were injured during an evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City.
These attacks are a clear indication that Islamophobia can have serious and deadly consequences on Muslim community members, if allowed to fester and continue unchallenged.
PSAC will stand with the OFL and the entire United Against Islamophobia Coalition to call on the Ontario Government to designate January 29th as the “Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia”. Please take a moment to email your MPP and lend your support to the campaign by clicking here: https://unitedagainstislamophobia.com
Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President