Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays homage to 22 victims of Canada’s worst mass shootings in modern history.
Two years ago today, a two-day rampage began in the small Nova Scotia community of Portapique.
In a statement, Trudeau stated that he had joined the Nova Scotian people and all Canadians to remember those who died on April 18-19, 2020.
Nova Scotian citizens were asked to observe the moment of silence today and Tuesday, but the flag of the government building is half-masted until sunset on Tuesday.
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted today his thoughts on the 22 deadly family and friends.
Trudeau also pays homage to Const. Heidi Stephenson and Const killed by a gunman. Injured Chad Morrison.
“In one of the darkest days in Canada’s history, they faced danger without hesitation, along with many other first responders. That day saved lives and prevented further injuries.” Trudeau said.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I urge all Canadians to remember each of those who died and stand with all those affected by this attack.”
Prime Minister Tim Houston said a law would be introduced in the fall to establish the date of the shooting as a local memory day.