Canadian politicians offer sympathies following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

first_imgOTTAWA – Several Canadian politicians have offered their sympathies following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning the attack as anti-Semitic.“Canadians’ hearts are with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh today, as they endured a horrific anti-Semitic attack while at prayer,” Trudeau wrote following the attack, which officials say left multiple people dead at a baby-naming ceremony.“May the families of those murdered be comforted, and may the injured recover quickly and fully,” Trudeau wrote in a post on Twitter.Horrified by the mass shooting at a synagogue in #Pittsburgh today. My heart goes out to all those affected. We must stand together against hatred, intolerance, antisemitism, and violence.— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) October 27, 2018Meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said he shares “the deep anguish in the Jewish community.“If Canada can help, we will,” he tweeted.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wrote that he was praying for those affected.“We must all stand together firmly against anti-Semitism,” he said.On behalf of @FriendsIsrael, we strongly condemn the horrific, anti-Semitic attack on the congregation of The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning. Our prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand united with the Jewish community, always.— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) October 27, 2018 My heart breaks for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh after the horrific anti-Semitic attack at a synagogue during prayer. Canadians grieve with the families of the murdered and injured. We also stand strong and united against hate and those who promote it.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 27, 2018Some of Canada’s premiers also weighed in, with Ontario’s Doug Ford saying we must work together to “defeat anti-Semitism and bigotry in all its forms,” and newly minted Quebec Premier Francois Legault calling for people to “unite against hatred and racism.”British Columbia’s John Horgan described the incident as a “deep violation of safety and security.”American officials say one person is in custody, and the FBI is investigating the rampage as a hate crime.last_img read more