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MONTRÉAL, May 6th 2014 – The Collectif Québécois Contre l’Islamophobie (CQCI) calls for the resignation of the ex-minister responsable for the democratic institutions and citizen participation because of his contempt towards the democratic institutions and his central role in the degradation of the social climate in Québec¹.

«Bernard Drainville instrumentalized islamophobia, the debate on identity and secularism for electoral purposes. This had for effect the division of our society, the stigmatization of religious minorities and the unusual* rise in hateful speech and actions against muslim Quebecers, particularly women who wear the hidjab» affirmed Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the CQCI

The CQCI reckons that the deputy of Marie-Victorin has, furthermore, misled the National Assembly and the citizens by pretending  to hold legal advisory concerning the entirety of projet 60 on the charter of values when official documents² from the ministry of Justice released earlier this week prove otherwise.

The CQCI invites all Quebecers of all religions, beliefs and political allegiances to sign our petition calling for the resignations of Mr. Drainville.

Link to the petition adressed to Stéphane Bédard, ad interim leader of the Parti québécois:

¹ Le CQCI demands excuses from minister Drainville for his remarks on the islamization of Montreal

 ² Has Bernard Drainville lied? Answers of the ministry of Justice


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The Collectif Québécois Contre l’Islamophobie (CQCI) is a nonprofit organism dedicated to the struggle against islamophobia in all forms and spheres of Quebecer and Canadian societies.