We were all shaken by news of this senseless tragedy. On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to extend my condolences to the families of the victims, as well as all the people of Scarborough. Our thoughts are with the community today, as we mourn this tragic loss of life and hope for a swift recovery for those injured, especially the young infant.
The people of Toronto have too often faced gun violence recently, something that should never become acceptable for any community in Canada. Our communities and neighbourhoods should be safe places where families can gather for a summer barbecue without fear of this kind of violence. In the days to come, we must work together, at all levels of government, to ensure this kind of violence doesn’t happen again.
Today is a time for grieving those lost, wishing a speedy recovery to those injured and helping this community through this difficult time.