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Ottawa announces dates for national summits on Islamophobia, antisemitism

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Ottawa announces dates for national summits on Islamophobia, antisemitism

The federal authorities has announced that two emergency national summits — one on antisemitism and one on Islamophobia — will happen later this month.

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Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Formative years Bardish Chagger announced the dates for the 2 summits in a commentary on Friday. (David RIchard/Radio-Canada)

The federal authorities has announced that two emergency national summits — one on antisemitism and one on Islamophobia — will happen on July 21 and July 22 respectively.

Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Formative years Bardish Chagger made the announcement in a media commentary on Friday.

“We must always actively hear to the voices of communities straight struggling from racism,” Chagger acknowledged within the commentary.

MPs voted unanimously in favour of a motion calling for a national summit on Islamophobia in June, following the attack in London, Ont., that killed four contributors of a Muslim family as they had been out for a evening go.

The authorities announced it might perchance perchance seemingly defend an additional summit on antisemitism on the same day that motion handed.

Former justice minister Irwin Cotler, now Canada’s special envoy for conserving holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism, will participate within the summit on July 21.

Participants of all ranges of authorities had been invited to hear from leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Ottawa announces dates for national summits on Islamophobia, antisemitism