Muslim Council of Montreal congratulates Quebec's first female PM and calls on her to respect the Rights and Freedoms of all Quebecers

September 4, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, September 4th, 2012- The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) extends its congratulations to the winners of this week’s provincial election, as well to all members and  leaders of the other parties participating in the election, appreciating their efforts and determination.

The election campaign brought to light many serious issues on the minds of all the people of Quebec, we hope all elected officials will come together to work hard to serve the interests and betterment of our people and our province,” stated Salam Elmenyawi, president of MCM. “Now is the time to buckle down and put an end to the divisive and imaginary issues and focus on the real issues and problems of importance to our province. We hope the government will act immediately to root out corruption, improve the economy, education and health system, while respecting the equality of all Quebecers and not infringing on the rights of any.”

“We will be closely watching the performance of Ms. Marois as premier of Quebec and call on her to demonstrate true leadership in governing for the welfare of all communities. She faces a serious task of healing the wounds caused to many minority groups during the election and must work to eradicate racism, hate and xenophobia, while preserving civil liberties and social harmony. We also call on the opposition parties to take very seriously their role in the National Assembly, to ensure accountability and balance, and to look out for the interests of all Quebecers.”



Salam Elmenyawi

Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM)

Ph.: (514) 748-8427




 The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) is an umbrella organization representing a number of Islamic institutions in the Montreal region. There are over 300,000 Muslims in Montreal, about 1,250,000 in Canada and 1.9 billion worldwide.