The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement after learning of the terrorist attack in Nice, France
Justin Trudeau shared his statement on Facebook:
'I was heartbroken to learn of the many dozens of innocent victims who were killed or injured as a result of today’s terrorist attack that targeted Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France.
'On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed. We also wish a speedy recovery to the many more that were injured.
'Canada and France are the closest of friends, and we stand by the French people as they face this terrible ordeal. We have offered all possible assistance to the French Government.
'Senseless acts like this one are not isolated events, and we will continue to work with our Allies and partners to fight terrorism in all of its forms. We will bring those who are responsible to justice, whether they be the perpetrators, or those involved in funding or organizing such attacks.
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France at this very difficult time. We mourn the loss of so many innocent victims.'
Also, David Cameron expressed his condolences to French people:
'A sickening and dreadful attack in Nice. I know we stand with the French people and share their values. They shall never defeat us.'