Politicians condemn the attack Edmonton

News 1 October, 2017

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    EDMONTON | federal politicians and albertans have unanimously condemned on Sunday the terrorist attack occurred during the night in Edmonton, during which five people, including a policeman, were injured.

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    “I am extremely concerned and outraged by this tragedy,” the prime minister said in a press release.

    We will never let violent extremism win. The Canadians are in solidarity with the injured to Edmonton : https://t.co/SnCX7JqubH

    — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) 1 October 2017

    “Our hearts go out to the injured, their families and friends, as well as all persons affected by this act of mindless violence,” added Justin Trudeau, thanking the first responders for their work.

    The prime minister has also invited Canadians to the unit. “We can’t leave – and we will not let – violent extremism taking root in our communities. We know that Canada derives its strength from our diversity, and we will not be intimidated by those who seek to divide us or promote fear.

    The leader of the conservative Party has followed suit to its counterpart in liberal. “I am saddened and outraged,” said Andrew Scheer, addressing his prayers to “those injured during this horrific act of violence”.

    “All Canadians are and will remain adamant: the ideology of terrorism has no place in our country”, added the leader of the opposition in Ottawa.

    We must be clear : the ideology of terrorism has no place in Canada. Those responsible must face justice. 2/2

    — Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) 1 October 2017

    “Hatred has no place in Alberta”

    For its part, the first minister of Alberta, Rachel Notley, has indicated that the events have “shaken” and “angry” Albertans because of their cruelty.

    “Hatred has no place in Alberta. This is not who we are. We are in there all together and, together, we are stronger than any form of hate,” expressed Ms. Notley in a statement, in which she commended as the first responders for their response.

    A video of my statement regarding last night”s suspected terrorist attack in #yeg can be viewed here: https://t.co/BBcvJgZC8e #yeg #ableg

    — Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) 1 October 2017

    For his part, the mayor of Edmonton has launched an appeal for calm to his fellow citizens. “As far as we know, this is an attack perpetrated by a lone wolf,” assured Dan Iveson.

    The mayor has called on Edmontonians to not “give in to hate”. We need to “respond with love of our entire community to support victims and our brave first responders.

    We will not be divided”, declared Mr. Iveson.

    For his part, the minister of public Safety Ralph Goodale has “condemned the attack in Edmonton” while sending a message of solidarity to the victims.