The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) - Canada Statement on the Quebec City Mosque Terrorist Attack


It is with sadness and heavy hearts that the The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

(CBTU) – Canada expresses its heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the recent terrorist attack on the Quebec City Mosque.

Thoughts of those killed and injured in the attack may forever be engraved in our minds and scared on our hearts.

Canada can be described as a melting pot of diversity and a nation of immigrants and Indigenous Peoples. (CBTU) Canada views Canada’s diversity not as something to be feared but something to be embraced. Not something to be avoided but something to be encompassed. It is that diversity that makes Canada unique and that same diversity is what makes Canada strong.

Those who seek to divide Canadians based on race, sex, creed religion or any of the other prohibited grounds under our Human Rights Act do so with the understanding that to divide is to conquer. The Quebec City Mosque attack that was meant to break Canada’s diversity is what will draw Canadians closer together.

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists in Canada believes that an attack on one Mosque is an attack on true “Canadian Values”. Values like Human Rights, Women’s rights, religious rights, equity, and the evolution of a fairer just and more inclusive society.

Dividers and policies that promote travel bans, walls, islamophobia, xenophobia and more have no place in modern civilization.

CBTU Canada mourns with those that are mourning. Our hearts, minds and thoughts are with those affected by the terror attack.

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Continuing the celebration of the International CBTU 53rd Anniversary, our theme is also “Never Back, Always Forward: Hate Cannot Erase Us.”  The agenda will consist of education and information that will give us an opportunity to reflect on our power and influence in the labor movement and our communities in the fight for social and economic justice.


In solidarity

Sharon Lovelady-Hall, CBTU Region 1 Director

Andrea McCormack, Secretary 

Nina Manning, Treasurer

Ursula Howard, Women’s Committee Chair        

Eugene Williams, Men’s Committee Chair 

LaNette Murphy,Youth Committee Chair  

Juanita Forde, Younger Workers Committee Chair


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Dear CBTU Family and CBTU friends,

Enclosed are the details for the next Shared Closet event in support of the African Refugees in Canada.

The event will take place at the OPSEU Union Hall, located at 31 Wellesley Ave, Toronto, on the dates and times shown on the bulletin. Please join CBTU as we come together to assist those within our community who need our support the most. We are asking CBTU members, their families, and supporters for donations of time, finances, gently used clothing, toiletries, and more.

Please join CBTU and our alli Shared Closet as we actively work to improve living and working conditions within the Black community. 

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