QUEEN'S PARK - Since the horrific act of Islamophobic violence that took the lives of four members of London’s Afzaal family in June 2021, Muslims in Ontario continue to be targeted and retraumatized by acts of Islamophobic hate.
In the wake of the London attack, Muslims in London and across the province came together to develop comprehensive anti-Islamophobia legislation, the Our London Family Act.
The bill was tabled more than a year ago, but instead of being debated, it was referred to committee, with a government promise to study it and bring it back. One year later, there is still no government legislation.
The Ontario NDP joins the NCCM in urging the Ford government to pass anti-Islamophobia legislation now.