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Canada: Prime Minister Trudeau reacts to Paris attacks

14 November 2015 at 02:17 | 1428 views

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today (Friday, November 13) issued the following statement after learning of a number of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, as well as the taking of hostages:

I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured today in a number of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and that many others are being held hostage.

As the situation continues to unfold, Sophie and I join all Canadians in extending our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed. It is our sincere hope that the hostages are freed unharmed as soon as possible. We also wish a speedy recovery to all those who have been injured.

Canada stands with France at this dark time and offers all possible assistance. We will continue to work closely with the international community to help prevent these terrible, senseless acts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France and we mourn their loss.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, Canada.

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