Canada calls for solidarity after shootings

  • The flag flies at half-mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa in memory of the victims of the Quebec City shooting (Photograph by Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

    The flag flies at half-mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa in memory of the victims of the Quebec City shooting (Photograph by Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)


The Canadian Consulate has issued a message of solidarity to Canadians in Bermuda and around the world in light of the mosque shooting in Quebec City that claimed the lives of six people.

According to the consulate an estimated 3,000 to 3,500 Canadians are living in Bermuda.

Juan-Pablo Valdes, head of advocacy and communications for the Consulate General of Canada in New York, told The Royal Gazette: “Our message to Canadians in Bermuda is the same as our message to Canadians in Canada and the rest of the world: we grieve with you. We are grieving together as Canadians at this tragic event and this tragic loss of life.

“We condemn it in no uncertain terms and we reiterate that senseless acts of violence have no place in our communities or in our country. We grieve together with the Canadian community in Bermuda and everywhere — we are together and will remain together.”

Mr Valdes added: “Not surprisingly we were completely distraught, shocked and saddened when learning of the fatal shooting in Quebec City.

“We echo our Prime Minister’s [Justin Trudeau] comments in condemning this terrorist attack on the Muslim community in the centre of worship and diversity.

“Religious tolerance are values that we in Canada hold dear and this is an attack on that. We are distraught and saddened and angered by it.”

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Published Jan 31, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 am)

Canada calls for solidarity after shootings

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