NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s Principal Secretary, Karl Bélanger, made the following statement:
“This morning’s horrifying attack has shocked all Canadians and shattered the peace of our nation’s capital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the soldier killed and the people who were injured, and we are deeply grateful for the soldiers and law enforcement officials who quickly and courageously protected the public today.
As we seek to comprehend the enormity of this event, Canada stands united in grief and in resolute determination that we will not give in to fear. May we give strength to each other at this difficult time.
The leader of the Official Opposition has spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and will be issuing a statement later.”