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January 12, 2018 9:03 pm Categorised in:

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Police officers leave Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, near the site of a reported attack on a girl wearing a hijab in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Jan. 12, 2018. Chris Helgren / Reuters

Last month, a Quebec judge suspended a law banning people from wearing niqabs and other face coverings while giving or receiving public services.

Researchers have documented an increase in far-right extremist activity in Canada, much of it targeting Muslims.

A survey conducted last year by Ontario’s Human Rights Commission found that more people reported harboring “very negative” feelings about Muslims than about any other group.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims has called on the federal government to declare Jan. 29, the day of the mosque shooting, a day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia. The government has not said whether it will do so.


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