Topic: quebec city mosque attack

Quebec's attorney general seeks to challenge mosque shooter sentence in Supreme Court

Quebec's attorney general and the Crown prosecutor's office will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to weigh in on the sentencing of the man who killed six people and injured several others during the 2017 shooting at a Quebec City Mosque.

Quebec's $100M mental health funding announcement pushed up in wake of sword attack in capital

Quebec will invest $100 million in mental health services, a funding announcement that was expected next week, but pushed up as the provincial capital mourns two of its residents, who were stabbed to death in the historic old city on Halloween night.

The House: New Zealand attack and Tuesday's big budget

This week on The House, guest host Vassy Kapelos explores the power of political reaction to atrocities like the Christchurch mosque shootings with Ihsaan Gardee of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Then, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and our panel of journalists look ahead to Tuesday's federal budget.

Mother of paramedic found dead after mosque shooting wants more help for PTSD victims

The life of Andréanne Leblanc, a paramedic who treated the wounded after the January 2017 mosque shooting in Quebec City, came unravelled in the months that followed the attack. Her mother blames untreated PTSD.

Quebec City mosque shooter not Islamophobic, showing remorse: defence expert

The lawyers defending Alexandre Bissonnette tried to paint a portrait of a suicidal, immature man who is capable of showing remorse and could be rehabilitated.

Mosque shooting victim's daughter tells sentencing hearing about losing 'the best father ever'

Azzeddine Soufiane's 14-year-old daughter left almost everyone in a Quebec City courtroom in tears on Thursday when she shared the last conversation she had with her father, who has been hailed as a hero for trying to stop Alexandre Bissonnette's shooting rampage.

'My father, this giant': Son, daughter of mosque shooting victim honour father's contribution to society

Khaled Belkacemi's widow and children testified at Alexandre Bissonnette's sentencing hearing Wednesday, expressing their pain — but also their pride in the accomplishments of the food engineering scientist who left Algeria in 1994 to build a new life in Quebec.

Survivor of Quebec City mosque shooting doesn't believe shooter is remorseful

One of the men who survived the Quebec City mosque shooting says he doesn't believe the 28-year-old man convicted has any regrets for killing six men, and could have killed many more had he been given the chance.

Quebec City mosque shooter obsessed with mass murderers since adolescence

Alexandre Bissonnette's obsession with mass murderers started when he was an adolescent, and he had wanted to be carry out a mass killing ever since, a Quebec City courtroom heard on Monday.

Court hears 911 call: Quebec City mosque shooter asks if people are injured

A survivor of the Quebec mosque shooting had to leave the courtroom abruptly Thursday as the Crown presented photos of the scene taken in the hours that followed the attack.

Videos of fatal mosque attack show shooter reload as victims seek cover

Women who lost their husbands more than a year ago sat inside a Quebec City courtroom Wednesday, watching the last moments captured on video as their husbands were gunned down inside their place of worship.

Alexandre Bissonnette explains why he pleaded guilty, in his own words

After pleading guilty to all charges, Alexandre Bissonnette read a statement to the Quebec City courtroom filled with the victims' families, survivors and their supporters. Here is the transcript.
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How they lived: Families share memories of Quebec City mosque attack victims

They all chose Canada as the place to raise their families. They all lost their lives for being in their place of worship at the wrong time. The loved ones of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting share their stories.

Fundraising campaign for mosque shooting survivor surpasses $400,000 goal

The crowdfunding campaign launched to help one of the survivors of the Quebec City mosque shooting has surpassed its $400,000 goal. The money raised will help Aymen Derbali, now paraplegic, buy a new house adapted to his needs.
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'We are all human': Vigil marks Quebec City mosque shooting anniversary

Families, citizens and politicians attended a vigil in Sainte-Foy on Monday evening to mark the first anniversary of the shooting at the nearby mosque, which left six dead and 19 others wounded.

After one year of grieving, Quebec City mosque undaunted in quest to build tolerance

Widows and relatives of the six men killed in the Quebec City mosque attack offered their thanks Saturday to those who helped them cope since the tragedy.

One year later: Anniversary of mosque attack marked by events, vigils across Canada

"These people died of bullet wounds, but also of ignorance and hatred," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Ottawa, before heading to Quebec City to mark the violent deaths of six Muslim men one year ago while they worshipped at their mosque. Other vigils are taking place across Canada.

Multi-faith ceremony in Quebec City calls for end to all forms of terror

Members of the different faith communities in Quebec City joined forces Sunday evening — the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of six Muslim men — to issue a call for more tolerance of diversity.

Scenes from the nightmare: Inside the Quebec City mosque shooting and the critical 12 hours that followed

Drawing on interviews and court documents, CBC attempts to recreate what happened Jan. 29, 2017, the night of the Quebec City mosque shooting.
Q&A

How Quebec City Muslims and Anglicans found friendship through faith and grief

Boufeldja Benabdallah, co-founder of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec and Bruce Myers, Anglican Bishop of Quebec explain how a relationship can be built from simple gestures of kindness.
Profile

'I'm not here by chance': One mosque shooting victim's journey of healing

Saïd Akjour, still scarred physically and emotionally from the shot he took to the shoulder in the Quebec City mosque shooting, believes he has a role to play in helping Muslims and non-Muslims in his adopted city understand one another better.

Widows, children of men slain in mosque shooting denied victims compensation by Quebec

The families of men who died in the Quebec City mosque shooting don't have the right to financial assistance despite the loss of their breadwinners, according to Quebec's compensation board for victims of crime.
Opinion

Let's come together, not stand apart, 1 year after the Quebec City mosque shooting

Islamophobia is real. I know it from first-hand experiences and from my work in the Muslim community. But is designating Jan. 29 a special day to combat Islamophobia the best way forward?

How law enforcement is struggling to control hate in an online world

Since the fatal shooting last year of six men in a Quebec City mosque, police in the province have tried to crack down on online hate speech. It hasn’t been easy.

Six dead, 1 arrested and a province in mourning following Quebec City mosque shooting

Quebec provincial police now say only one of the two men arrested Sunday night following the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque is a suspect. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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