On 3rd anniversary of Islamic Cultural Centre Shooting, Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns calls on Bill Blair to ban sale of semi-automatic weapons without delay
As Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG) stands in solidarity with the Muslim community, Quebecers, and all Canadians affected on the third anniversary of the mass shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, the organization calls on Bill Blair to ban the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons without delay.
The tragedy three years ago was the result of a toxic mix of hate and deadly weapons. It led to horrific loss of life and unthinkable trauma for the survivors and victims’ families left behind. We all mourn this result.
Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns statement on fourth anniversary of Islamic Cultural Centre mass shooting - Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair urged to take action on guns and hate
As Canadians mark the sombre fourth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG) expresses solidarity with the affected families, the Muslim community, all Quebecers and Canadians. We continue to mourn the horrible loss of life and are saddened by the unthinkable trauma faced by survivors and the families of the victims.
As we were tragically reminded that day, the combination of hate and guns is a toxic mix – and continues to be a threat to the public health and well-being of Canadians. The recent political violence in the United States underscores the scope of the threat. It is incumbent on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair to act with urgency. Words are not enough, action is needed.