Canada’s PM Comments On Mass Shooting In Florida

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida

Posted June 12th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today (June 12th) issued the following statement after hearing of the fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida:

“I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn today so many people have been killed and injured following a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“While authorities are still investigating and details continue to be confirmed, it is appalling that as many as 50 lives may have been lost to this domestic terror attack targeting the LGBTQ2 community.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our condolences and prayers to the families and friends of those lost today, and wish a full recovery to all those injured. We stand in solidarity with Orlando and the LGBTQ2 community.

“We grieve with our friends in the United States and Florida, and offer any assistance we can provide.”

From the Prime Minister’s Web Site (

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One response to “Canada’s PM Comments On Mass Shooting In Florida

  1. Linda McKellar

    Why would anyone be “shocked”? It’s a regular occurrence in the insane, gun loving US. Current stats are 88 deaths per day by the gun. That’s over 32,000 per year. People only notice when it’s en masse. Of course it’s not guns that kill people. People kill people. Hmmmm. Try pointing your finger and saying “BANG” and see if it kills someone. Idiots.

    Denial seems the convenient tool of the ignorant. During a Congressional debate on climate change, one smug representative said C02 was not harmful. His opponent said “Put a plastic bag over your head and prove C02 is not harmful.” The same lack of logic seems to apply to guns. If 20 dead five year olds in Newtown resulted in the status quo, this incident won’t make a whit of difference either.


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