Ottawa condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona
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Thursday, 17 August, 2017 22:10
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OTTAWA-The prime minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, and alleged to have been at least 13 deaths and dozens of wounded.
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In a message issued on his Twitter account, the prime minister said: “Canada condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Our thoughts, our sympathies and our support go out to the victims and their families”.
Canada condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Our thoughts, our sympathies and our support go out to the victims and their families.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 17, 2017
“In the whole of Spain: please be aware that we will accompany you in these periods and we denounce hatred and violence in all their forms, added the prime minister with the following in a press release. Canada will continue to work with the international community to fight terrorism and build a world where we can all feel safe.”
The minister asked by chrystia Freeland, head of canadian diplomacy, has described as”horrific” the attack on the car-aries that occurred on the Ramblas, in the centre of Barcelona, in the late afternoon.
The consular authorities in canada have also reported that the Canadians that are in Spain could contact them for any help consular emergency.
For his part, the prime minister Philipe Couillard has expressed its solidarity with the relatives of the victims of Barcelona. “Continue to be the #tousunis to combat and prevent terrorism,” he said on the social networks.
Solidarity to the relatives of the victims of #Barcelona. Continue to be #tousunis to combat and prevent terrorism. #PolQc
— Philippe Couillard (@phcouillard) August 17, 2017
“We must not lower the arms,” he added in an interview with TVA News the minister of international Relations and Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre.
The latter pointed out that it was too early to know if there were victims in quebec.
“I have just been talking with the consul general of Spain in order to express to him our solidarity,” added the minister on the social networks. The staff at the Québec government Office in Barcelona is safe, she said.
For his part, the leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, which was in Barcelona a few weeks ago, has spoken of an attack “appalling”. “In barcelona, stay strong!” he added.
The attack in Barcelona is awful. I was there a few weeks ago. In barcelona, stay strong!
— François Legault (@francoislegault) August 17, 2017
The leader of the parti québecois Jean-François Lisée said he was also “horrified in front of this terrorist attack”.
Horrified in front of this terrorist attack in #Barcelona. Solidaritat amb el poble català. Solidarity with the catalan people.
— Jean-François Lisée (@JFLisee) August 17, 2017
On the side of Québec solidaire, the mna Manon Massé has said: “Our thoughts are of course with the Catalan community and the families of the wounded and missing. […] Solidarity among peoples and between humans is essential to actually finding ways of reversing this logic senseless.”
In #Barcelona, the hatred has struck. Our thoughts are of course with the Catalan community and the families of the wounded and missing. #polqc
— Manon Massé (@ManonMasse_Qs) August 17, 2017