Mr. Speaker, three years ago today, thousands of Quebeckers mourned together after six men were murdered and 19 others were injured.
Six men were gunned down at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy, only because they were Muslim: Azzedine Soufiane, Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, and Abdelkrim Hassane.
This happened three years ago, but their families still live without their fathers, brothers and sons every single day. I am a father of two young girls who sometimes accompany me to mosque and the fact that I and others have to look behind our backs means we have a lot more work to do.
In this House, we wear the green square today in memory of the lives lost. We owe it to the victims to confront hate and Islamophobia clearly, unequivocally and together, wherever we see it .