ANNE MINH-THU QUACH STATEMENT ON THE TERROR ATTACK IN QUEBEC CITY

OTTAWA — Like all Quebeckers, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, the federal Member of Parliament for Salaberry—Suroit, was shocked by the violent, barbaric and gratuitous attack on the members of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City last night.

"I wish to express my solidarity and my thoughts to the families and the Muslim community of Quebec City. I am also thinking of those who live in our riding. Canada is a country of diversity, peace and inclusion.  We cannot, and we will not tolerate hate and violence.

I will use the words of Mr. Couillard, Premier of Quebec, and Mr. Trudeau, Primer Minister of Canada, . We are all Quebeckers and we will respond with love and compassion.

Personally, I dream of the day when, collectively, we will perceive difference as an opportunity for discovery rather than as an automatic threat to our integrity and identity."

The member will attend  the vigil of solidarity that will be held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.