I am saddened and horrified by yesterday’s attack in a Quebec City mosque, and join the Muslim community’s shock and disbelief by this desecration. This baseless attack affects us all in Vancouver as we strive to be a beacon of diversity and inclusion. We have to keep speaking up against intolerance and hatred.
In times of shock, anger and uncertainty, it’s important to turn towards community and support one another. As a city, let’s join in solidarity to stand together and express compassion and empathy for our local Muslim community and all affected by this weekend’s act of senseless violence.
-Mayor Gregor Robertson