Van Koeverden marks Five Years Since Quebec City Mosque Attack

By Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada is marking five years since an attack on the Quebec City Mosque.  Today, January 29, is the first the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack & Action against Islamophobia.

The attacker, Alexandre Bissonnette was sentenced to 40 years in jail for the crime.  He’ll be eligible for parole in 25 years.

Milton MP Adam van Koeverden marked the occasion with a statement published to his official Facebook account.  “This is the 5-year anniversary where a gunman took the live of 6 people at the Grand Mosque in Quebec City and seriously injured 19 others.  My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone who still lives with the pain and trauma caused by the attack,” he said.

van Koeverden is wearing a green square.  The Green Square campaign is part of a campaign from the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) in cooperation with Islamic Relief Canada.    For more information visit this website