Statement By Prime Minister of Canada OnFatal Shooting in  City of Québec

Posted January 30th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement this January 29th  after hearing of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec located in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of the city of Québec:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

It was with tremendous shock, sadness and anger that I heard of this evening’s tragic and fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec located in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of the city of Québec.

“We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all those who have died, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured.

“While authorities are still investigating and details continue to be confirmed, it is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country. Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.

“Tonight, we grieve with the people of Ste-Foy and all Canadians.”

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2 responses to “Statement By Prime Minister of Canada OnFatal Shooting in  City of Québec

  1. Stock platitudes. Nice but bland. It would be better if he added that fear mongers encouraged such behaviour by their hate speech and are equally as responsible for the deaths that ensued as the murderer. They try to make such hatred justifiable and even honourable. It is neither. It would also be nice for Trudeau to mention that Canadians WILL NOT be persuaded to hate due to foreign influences (Trump) or especially by the hate mongers in our own land….like Leitch, O’Leary, Harper and Alexander. I hope they realize they now have blood on their hands although they will try to deny it. I hope their careers are kaput! I’m sure those creeps could emigrate to the US.

    For once in my life I am embarrassed to be Canadian. We are better than that. This act has not only maligned and embarrassed our entire nation but also put targets on our backs. Violence begets violence. Are we now to expect a cycle of an eye for an eye? I hope Canadians display their anger against this behaviour and act in solidarity to stop such insanity and not just for a day or a week but in perpetuity.

    Around the world people are currently in an uproar – protesting, fighting hate, bigotry, misogyny and racism, most of it ignited by one STUPID man. The whole world needs to continue these protests until these flea brain agitators go back into their rat holes.

    A start would be denying a meeting with Trump just as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has done and people signing petitions, like over a million Brits have done, wishing to rescind the invitation for Trump to meet the Queen. Someone has to stop the madness. Ostracism works.

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  2. Thank you Linda as always your perspective is thoughtful and compassionate. I could not frame word as you just have….Once Again Thank You.

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