Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts December 9, 2014: PM Stephen Harper comments on the terrorist situations in France

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PM Stephen Harper comments on the terrorist situations in France

Ottawa, Ontario
9 January 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today commented on the additional deaths in France as a result of the terrorist attacks, and commended French authorities for ending the immediate terrorist threat in and around Paris, France.

“The thoughts and prayers of all Canadians are with the family and friends of those who were killed during today’s hostage takings in France. We are also relieved that French authorities were able to neutralize three of those directly involved in these cowardly terrorist acts that killed many innocent people in several locations in France.

“I would like to commend French authorities for tracking down those responsible for these heinous crimes. It is my hope any other individuals responsible for planning and carrying out these depraved acts will be brought to justice and face the full force of the law.

“We stand with our allies in defiance of those who commit such barbaric acts and whose only aim is to usurp the rights of freedom-loving people everywhere, including the fundamental right of freedom of expression.”

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Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts December 7, 2014: PM Stephen Harper’s Statement on the shooting at offices of French news magazine in Paris

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  1. Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on shooting at offices of French news magazine in Paris
Ottawa, Ontario
7 January 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred in Paris, France:

“I am angered and saddened to hear of the terrorist attack today in the offices of the Parisian news magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” which has killed at least 12 individuals, including two police officers.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives during this heinous crime and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. The perpetrators of this attack must be apprehended and brought to justice.

“This barbaric act, along with recent attacks in Sydney, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Ottawa, is a grim reminder that no country is immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.

“Canada and its allies will not be intimidated and will continue to stand firmly together against terrorists who would threaten the peace, freedom and democracy our countries so dearly value. Canadians stand with France on this dark day.”