Category Archives: Quebec

No need to fear influx of refugees into Quebec, UN says

Given the proven track record of the province and country to accommodate newcomers into their global mix, including the most recent influx, Quebec need not fear an inundation, said Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the representative in Canada for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which works to settle those displaced by war, violence, disaster or persecution. In fact, both Canada and Quebec should bring in even more refugees, for their own benefit and for those in need of safe haven.

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A Warning to Right-Wingers in Quebec City

A recent referendum on the establishment of a Muslim cemetery in Quebec City resulted in a win for the “No” vote — that is, the WAYCISTS.

The dhimmi mayor of the city has responded by warning the “right wing” that he is watching them, and will crack down on them hard if they step even an inch out of line.

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Racist Sign Found In Town That Refused Muslim Cemetery

Sure. Okay:

A sign has appeared outside a cemetery in the Quebec town of Saint-Honoré with an unmistakeable message, “Saguenay ville blanche.” The sign appeared shortly after the local Muslim association said it would attempt to revive a two-year-old plan to have space for Muslim burials in the town’s cemetery.

The incident isn’t the first time the “Saguenay ville blanche” sign has been found. According to the Montreal Gazette, a similar sign appeared in 2014, along with xenophobic stickers.

The town’s mayor has spoken out against the message behind the sign. In comments made to CBC, Saint-Honoré Mayor Bruno Tremblay said, “To have signs like this on our territory, it’s unacceptable.” The mayor was reportedly having breakfast at a diner when other patrons told him about the sign.

“In 2017, we need to be more open-minded than that,” said Tremblay, adding that he had sent a work crew out to take the sign down. “Whether it’s a Muslim cemetery or a Catholic cemetery, or both, what does it change? … We’re all humans.”

Much of the focus on cemetery spaces for the Muslim community only came to light after Alexandre Bissonnette killed of six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque while they were praying, one of the worst mass shootings in the country in years.

The posting of the sign comes at an time of increased polarization between Quebecers and Muslims residents of the province. Last week, residents of another small town in the province, Saint-Apollinaire, voted against overturning zoning laws to allow the construction of a cemetery space for Muslims.

 

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Defaced Qur’an, hateful note left at Quebec City mosque where January shootings occurred

The package came with a note saying Muslims should build their cemetery at a hog farm.

Muslims in Quebec City are expressing new concern after a package containing a defaced Qur’an and a note suggesting they use a hog farm for their cemetery was delivered to the Quebec City mosque where six men were shot and killed in January.

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Quebec Imams Angry Over Cemetery Vote

The news of Sunday night’s vote opposing the creation of a Muslim cemetery in Saint-Apollinaire, Que. has been met with disbelief and dismay in the Muslim community, says a well-known Quebec imam.

“People are demoralized. Outraged. They’re outraged at how come only 19 people can decide the fate of thousands of people,” Hassan Guillet told CBC News on Monday morning.

Guillet said it’s important to recognize the decision was not a rejection of the Muslim community in Quebec, but rather the rejection of the creation of a cemetery by the people who live adjacent to the proposed project.

Still, he expressed his personal disappointment, saying he believed the area was well situated for a burial ground.

“I was very sad. Surprised and especially very sad and upset.”

Only residents who lived adjacent to the proposed site were allowed to cast ballots. The vote was 19-16 against the cemetery, with one spoiled ballot.

Quebec Muslims currently bury people in a cemetery in Laval. After the Quebec City mosque shooting last January, the mayor of the city vowed to create a burial ground for Muslims. 

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Voters Reject Muslim Cemetery

Residents of a town near Quebec City voted Sunday to reject a plan to establish the region’s first Muslim cemetery by a vote of 19 to 16.

Voters were deciding whether or not to allow a zoning change for the proposed site in Saint-Apollinaire, 35 kilometres southwest of Quebec City.

The plan for the cemetery was developed after January’s deadly mosque shooting, but the issue was sent to a referendum after enough people came forward to oppose the project.

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