Statements on Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Canada


Message from the Governor General of Canada Following Paris Attacks

OTTAWA―Tonight, Canada grieves for Paris and all of France. In the face of this unspeakable atrocity, we will stand together for the values we hold dear with resolve and steadfast solidarity.

Sharon and I join with all Canadians in expressing our outrage and deepest condolences to those who have been victimized by these heinous acts‎.

People of France: you are in our thoughts and our prayers.


Ottawa, Ontario
13 November 2015

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today 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.”

Statement from Premier Rachel Notley on Paris Attacks

November 13, 2015

Premier Rachel Notley provided the following statement on the ongoing tragedy taking place in Paris:

“I am shocked and heartbroken for the families of those who have been killed and injured in Paris tonight, and my thoughts are with them.

“Alberta stands in solidarity with the people of France.

“On behalf of all Albertans, I offer my condolences to those who have lost loved ones in these senseless and horrifying attacks and I hope for a full recovery for those who are injured.”