Statement on Ottawa shootings

FREDERICTON – On behalf of the NDP, Dominic Cardy is offering thoughts and prayers to the victims, the people of Ottawa and all Canadians.

“Today is a somber day for Canada but we can never waver in our defense of the principles of a free and democratic society,” Cardy said. “Acts like the atrocities we saw today in Ottawa will not injure our commitment to these principles. They will make them stronger.”

“These events highlight why we must never forget the risks that our men and women in uniform, here or abroad, face every day. As a country, today facing attacks on civilians and service people in the heart of our democracy, we will have to decide how to respond to these events. I have every confidence our response will be resolute and clear.”