‘It is a tragic day where an exercise of democracy is met with an act of violence’


A statement from the Prime Minister on last night’s shooting in Montreal.

“I was angered and saddened to hear of last night’s horrific shooting at the Parti Quebecois event at Metropolis.

“It is a tragic day where an exercise of democracy is met with an act of violence.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim and wish the person injured a swift and complete recovery.

“This atrocious act will not be tolerated and such violence has no place in Canada. Canadians can rest assured that the perpetrator of last night’s events will face the full force of the law.”

An official statement from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.

“We have all been shaken by the events that occurred last night at the Metropolis.

“What happened last night is both tragic and completely unacceptable.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.”

And an official statement from interim Liberal leader Bob Rae.

“I was deeply shocked and disturbed to learn about the shootings that took place during Quebec Premier-elect Pauline Marois’ victory speech.

“We are extremely saddened by these senseless acts of violence, and congratulate the police and security forces for doing their work in the most difficult of circumstances. There is never an excuse or justification for acts of violence in Canadian society.

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I extend my thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.”


‘It is a tragic day where an exercise of democracy is met with an act of violence’

  1. The problem with branding people as “traitors” is that there are people fragile enough to act on it.

  2. Why, Mr. Prime Minister? Wasn’t it your party who suggested that it is the right of the people to attempt to violently overthrow any government they don’t like? After all, that’s one of the reasons your party gave for opposing the long gun registry.. that it would make it more difficult for people to take on the government if they needed to.

    • And it begins…

    • Sigh. Again, 2 restricted fire arms used… explain how a registry on legal firearms would prevent someone from using illegal firearms. Resorting to partisan lies during a tragedy like this is pretty disgusting, even for you.

      • Learn to read.

        I didn’t say a thing about the weapons used in this case. I was pointing out the inconsistency in saying on one hand that the government should not be registering weapons because it makes it harder for someone to take violent action against a government they oppose, and on the other saying that taking violent action against a government you oppose will not be tolerated and that such action has no place in Canada.

        For the record, and because you’re dense, I will clarify that I agree with the second statement. I’m just pointing out this government’s hypocrisy, again, in trying to play both sides of the issue depending on which side of it benefits them.

        • Quit lying. Nobody’s ever made the argument that the gun registry was a bad thing because it limited people’s ability to attack the government. You’re just making that up.

          And, because you’re dense, let me explain something to you. The government isn’t trying to “play both sides” of the issue, they’re trying to find a happy middle ground that everybody can agree on. Fools like you only agree with something if it’s “your side” that wins. It’s called governing for all the people of Canada, not a few elitist left-wing sissies in downtown Toronto that can’t be bothered to see the situation from other people’s points of view.