Statement from the NDP on Nanaimo shooting

NDP MP Jean Crowder (Nanaimo – Cowichan), made the following statement regarding the shooting at the Western Forest Products sawmill:

"On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats I would like to express heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and were injured in today’s shooting. Like all Canadians I was saddened to hear about the incident at the Western Forest Products sawmill and share your distress."

"Nanaimo and the surrounding communities are very close-knit and I am comforted by the knowledge that in the midst of this tragedy we will find strength and solace in each other."

"I would also like to acknowledge the difficult work of first responders in these trying circumstances."