Montreal Demonstration against Quebec Charter of ValuesSeptember 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montreal, Quebec, September 12th, 2013 - The Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM) invites all Montrealers of conscience to join a peaceful demonstration this weekend against the Quebec Charter of Values recently unveiled by the Parti Quebecois government.“This is the first of many actions to demonstrate our opposition to the PQ’s Charter of Values,” stated Salam Elmenyawi, president of MCM. “We call on all Montrealers to join us, as we voice our concerns against this policy of institutionalized discrimination, which contravenes not only the constitution and charter of rights and freedoms of Quebec and Canada, but also international human rights law. Together we will send a strong and clear message that we reject this tyranny and that we will protect the rights of all Quebecers and Canadians.”
The demonstration will take place on Saturday September 14th at 12:00pm, starting at Place Émilie Gamelin (Métro Berri-UQAM).
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 325000 Muslims in Montreal, about 1,300,000 in Canada and 1.9 billion worldwide.