February 6, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Quebec City, Canada – The United Steelworkers’ Humanity Fund is contributing C$5,000 to help the families of victims of the Jan. 29 mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque.
Six people were killed—immigrants from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Guinea—and eight wounded in the attack. A 27-year-old man described as an anti-immigrant “right-wing troll” has been charged with murder. “Steelworkers stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community. We share in their grief and their anguish and we will remain steadfast in our support in their time of need,” Ken Neumann, the Steelworkers’ Canadian national director, said in announcing the donation Feb. 1. “The Quebec we love is built on the values of respect, freedom and solidarity,” said Alain Croteau, the union’s provincial director. The contribution, about US$3,840, will go to the Centre Multiethnique de Québec, a charity raising funds for the victims’ families. Read more