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Chair of Cabinet of Canadians Condemns Mosque Shooting

January 30, 2017

CHAIR OF CABINET OF CANADIANS CONDEMNS MOSQUE SHOOTING Cabinet of Canadians Chair Andrew Bennett issues statement of sympathy January 30, 2017 OTTAWA—The Chair of the Cabinet of Canadians unequivocally condemns the murderous mass shooting that took place at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec in Quebec City on the evening of January 29th. We mourn the loss of these precious lives and extend our deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and their communities. People of all faiths must stand together to support freedom of religion in Canada and to ensure that every Canadian can worship in public without fear. A strong, vibrant society shaped by public expressions of faith by all communities of faith is essential to building our common life as Canadians. We all must ensure that faith continues to have a positive place in Canadian public life well past the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is a message underlined every day by public policy think tank Cardus, under whose direction the Cabinet of Canadians operates as part of the Faith in Canada 150 program. —Andrew Bennett, Cardus Senior Fellow and Cabinet of Canadians Chair -30- About Faith in Canada 150 Faith in Canada 150 is a program of Cardus that exists to celebrate the role of faith in our life together during Canada’s anniversary celebrations in 2017. For more than 450 years, faith has shaped the human landscape of Canada. It has shaped how we live our lives, how we see our neighbours, how we fulfill our social responsibilities, and how we imagine our life together. To learn more, visit: About Cardus Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S. To learn more, visit: and follow us on Twitter @cardusca. MEDIA INQUIRIES Daniel Proussalidis Cardus - Director of Communications 613.241.4500 x.508