October 22nd, 2015

Statement from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the sad anniversary of the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill :

“Today, the NDP caucus, Catherine and I join with all Canadians in solemn remembrance on this one year anniversary of the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill.

These horrifying attacks shocked our country and stunned the nation’s capital. Our thoughts and most sincere best wishes are with the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who paid the ultimate price for these senseless acts. We also offer our deepest gratitude to the law enforcement officials who demonstrated their heroism that day and who continue to risk their lives to remain on guard.

Today, Canada grieves and remembers, but we remain steadfast against any who wish to undo our unwavering commitment to peace and order. This act of hate, which intended to drive neighbours apart and isolate communities, achieved the opposite result, a stronger and more united Canada.