The recent shooting at the Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre has profoundly shaken us. The hatred behind this attack is plainly and clearly a hatred of the diversity that is the strength of our union and our country.

Each and every one of us has a Muslim friend, neighbour, or co-worker. These good, honest, hard-working people deserve as much respect as any other Canadian.

Muslims and residents of Québec City account for thousands of our members. We stand in solidarity with them and all those who feel affected by this tragedy.

Finally, on behalf of all Teamsters, I would like to wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured, and offer our sincerest condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones.

Thank you,

François Laporte
Teamsters Canada