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Statement Following Recent Tragedy in Ottawa

October 22, 2014 

Statement from the Governor General of Canada 
Following the Recent Tragedy in Ottawa 

Together with all of Canada, Sharon and I are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of today's attacks. 

At this most difficult time, we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family of the Canadian Armed Forces member who was killed in this crisis. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those who were injured today. 

As governor general and commander-in-chief of Canada, I am grateful for the professionalism and courage of our security personnel and emergency responders.  

David Johnston 


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