Global National Full Headlines for June 9

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Published on June 10, 2021 by

In London, Ontario, the community is paying tribute to the four victims of an Islamophobic attack: Salman Afzaal, 46; his wife Madiha Salman, 44; their daughter Yumna Afzaal, 15; and Salman’s mother Talat Afzaal, 74. As Jeff Semple reports, the city is also rallying around the lone survivor, nine-year-old Fayez Afzaal, as new details surface about the prime suspect.

Kamil Karamali spoke with some of the victims’ loved ones, who wish to grieve in private, but say they’ve been touched by the outpouring of support from Canadians.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of four Muslim family members in London, Ontario as terrorism. But as Mercedes Stephenson explains, laying terrorism charges is complicated in Canada.

After Trudeau vowed to combat Islamophobia in Canada, Mike Armstrong reports on the growing calls for Ottawa to intervene in Quebec, where many fear a law that bans civic workers from wearing religious symbols on the job could encourage discrimination and potential hate crimes.

Canada’s government says fully vaccinated citizens, as well as permanent residents, won’t have to abide by certain COVID-19 travel restrictions come July. Mike Le Couteur looks at the first steps towards reopening the tourism industry.

Day scholars, Indigenous children who returned home to their families after attending classes at Canada’s residential schools, have finally reached a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government. David Akin explains what the groups will get, after waiting for nearly a decade.

Facing the worst attack against Canadian Muslims in years, a community shows that love can beat out hate and that all religions have a place in this country.

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