A Toronto city councillor who is asking the city to proclaim Jan. 29 as a day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia says his office has been getting hate emails about the proposal, but even some who support the idea wonder if it will catch on.

Monday is the first anniversary of the day a gunman walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre mosque in Quebec City and began shooting at those who gathered for evening prayers. Six people were killed and 19 were injured.

"They were innocent and randomly targeted for practising their faith," said Neethan Shan, the first Tamil Canadian elected to city council and the city's newcomer advocate.

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