Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Call to Unity

These are uncertain times.

We read about climate, economic, social issues and political unrest every day.

And when news of a Quebec mosque shooting - where six men in a house of worship, gathered for evening prayers and were gunned down on Sunday night. It was shocking and tragic.

Moreover, to happen in a country that is so peaceful, diverse and inclusive.

It's heartbreaking.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, "Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear." 

We cannot remain silent on hatred and violence.

Nor allow fear and ignorance to seep on our Canadian values.

We must be vigilant and fight for the freedom we so cherish.

My heart goes out to the families and to the Muslim community.

We are all united in your sorrow.