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Prime Minister, HRP Issue Statement – Quebec City Shootings

Prime Minister statement

January 29, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today after hearing of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec located in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of the city of Québec:

“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.”

HRP Statement – Quebec City Shootings

We’re deeply shocked and saddened by the act of terrorism that occurred in Quebec City last night.

The Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police convened by phone this morning and we’re each reaching out to our respective Muslim communities. We’re also monitoring intelligence and will step up our patrols accordingly. As always, we ask people to call police about any suspicious activity. We also encourage everyone to continue on with their daily lives, although we know that may be difficult in light of yesterday’s senseless act.

We recognize that this tragic incident impacts the Muslim community here and all Nova Scotians and Canadians. We’re here to protect the values that we all hold so dear – diversity, inclusion and openness. #mosqueequebec

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Source: Media Release

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