The shooting rampage at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City on Sunday night is an event that YusApuY needs to add its voice to in condemning this senseless act.
Fear, paranoia, extremism and outright hatred cannot be allowed to become the new normal in our society. As well demonizing groups of people for any reason is not an appropriate response in any situation.
The shooting rampage in Quebec City has touched Canadians deeply but instead of dividing Canadians it has had the effect of drawing us closer. We should not forget the events of Sunday night in Quebec City and do our individual best to ensure that it does not repeat anywhere else.
President, York University Staff Association/Association du Personnel de l’Universite York