Slaughter in the mosque: “turn the page”, said Régis Labeaume

News 28 March, 2018
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    The mayor of Québec, Régis Labeaume

    Stephanie Martin

    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 15:14

    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 22:12

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    The mayor of Quebec city has welcomed with relief the recognition of the guilt of Alexander Bissonnette, author of the slaughter of the mosque of Quebec.

    “I do not want to interfere with the legal aspect of it, but I would tell you that I think we’re all relieved to know that from now on, you have to turn the page. For a community such as Quebec, for me as for others, it is a relief”, said Régis Labeaume during a press conference on the management of rivers.


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    Mr. Labeaume had a thought for the victims and the muslim community.

    “I assume that for them, the commemoration has been an important step. When you’ve lost a spouse, you can’t forget it overnight.”

    The minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, Sébastien Proulx, expressed its support for the victims and its desire to support the living together.

    “You have to work to ensure that there is the good and the beautiful in front of them. We will support those who still suffer.”


    Reactions to The national assembly

    Photo Agence QMI, Simon Clark

    “It closes the folder, but I’m not sure that it solves everything. […] Without a doubt an important development, but I think that there will always be other steps to take. “
    – Jean-Marc Fournier, leader of the government


    Photo Agence QMI, Simon Clark

    “If we support those who have experienced difficulties and who are the survivors of this tragedy, I think we will have done a good end of the path, but you are right to say that the work is not completed. “
    – Sébastien Proulx, minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale


    Photo Pierre-Paul Poulin

    “Justice will be able to be rendered more quickly, so it is a good new. […] I think the victims need to receive this signal. “
    – Martin Coiteux, minister of public Safety


    Photo Agence QMI, Simon Clark

    “You know very well that I does not comment on the procedures before the courts. “
    – Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec