The unfavourable view of Muslims was more pronounced in French Canada. "It is indicative from this poll that more needs to be done by Canadian Muslims to educate the public about Islam and the Muslim community," said Ihsaan Gardee, CAIR-CAN community relations director. "At the same time, the poll speaks to the need for the active integration of Canada's growing Muslim population to combat Islamophobia and discrimination." Mr. Gardee noted that earlier studies conducted by the Trudeau Foundation and the Bouchard-Taylor Commission report indicate that Canadians who personally know Muslims tend to have a favourable or highly favourable impression of them and the Islamic faith. CAIR-CAN also said that it was "deeply concerned about the general rising trend in unfavourable views of minorities in Canada, including anti-Semitism."
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