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Steelworkers Condemn Quebec City Mosque Attack and Offer Condolences

TORONTO, Jan. 30 – The United Steelworkers (USW) is alarmed and grief-stricken by Sunday night’s terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec City, killing six people and wounding several others.

“Words cannot convey the sadness and anger we feel today. While such violence is all-too-common in today’s world, we in Quebec and Canada are shaken by a level of brutal, hateful violence that we are not often confronted with. All Steelworkers, all Canadians and all reasonable people reject this hate-based violence,” said Ken Neumann, USW National Director.

“Quebec is a land of openness, humanism and peace. We know that these values will prevail and overcome this hatred. We are thinking of the victims, their families and our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community. The Quebec we love is built on the values of respect, freedom and solidarity,” said Alain Croteau, Quebec Director of the Steelworkers.


For further information:

Ken Neumann, 416-544-5951
Clairandrée Cauchy, 514-774-4001, ccauchy@metallos.ca
Bureau des Métallos à Sept-Îles 418-962-2041
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

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