Canadian leaders react to Paris terror attacks on social media
Social media has lit up in reaction to Friday evening’s deadly terror attacks in Paris. As of this hour, officials in Paris have confirmed that at least 153 people have been killed in the attacks, including 113 people at a sold-out concert hall.
The attacks were highly synchronized across the French capital, with terrorists using explosives and rifles to carry out their plans.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an address shortly before boarding his plane to attend the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.
“Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to our French cousins in this dark and terrible time,” said Trudeau. “We have offered all of our help and support to the government of France. We’ll continue to engage with our allies around the world in ensuring the safety of Canadians and others both here at home and around the world.”
Here is a social media recap of what Canadian leaders across the country have been saying about the Paris terror attacks:
I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured in violent attacks in #Paris. Canada stands with France.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 13, 2015
#Vancouver’s thoughts are with Paris, on this tragic night. Canadians in France needing emergency help can call collect to 1.613.996.8885 — Gregor Robertson (@MayorGregor) November 14, 2015
Tomorrow 2pm French Consul General Mr. Marc Trouyet & I will be at Nathan Phillips Square for #Paris vigil. Join us. pic.twitter.com/jHPWiVzRAA
— John Tory (@JohnTory) November 14, 2015
Toronto for #Paris pic.twitter.com/aunaJJDnAO — John Tory (@JohnTory) November 14, 2015
Shocked and saddened by the attacks in Paris. We stand with the French people. 1/2
— Stéphane Dion (@HonStephaneDion) November 14, 2015
Our sincere condolences go to the relatives and friends of the victims of this horrible massacre. 2/2 — Stéphane Dion (@HonStephaneDion) November 14, 2015
My thoughts are with the people of #Paris following today’s horrific attacks. Canada mourns your losses.
— Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) November 14, 2015
Thoughts and prayers with victims and their families during this horrific attack in Paris. Stay safe. — Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) November 13, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the people of #Paris in the face of this tragic attack and unfolding situation.
— Jody Wilson-Raybould (@Puglaas) November 13, 2015
Canadians in #France: for emergency assistance, contact us at [email protected] or call collect at 1-613-996-8885 #paris 2/2 — travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) November 13, 2015
Catherine and I are shocked by news of the horrific attacks in #Paris. We pray tonight for the victims, their families, & all Parisians. –TM
— Tom Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair) November 13, 2015
Tonight our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims of these savage terrorist attacks in Paris. — Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) November 14, 2015
My heart goes out to the victims of these attacks. We stand with the people of #Paris.
— Rona Ambrose (@RonaAmbrose) November 13, 2015
All of us are struggle to make sense of the horrific violence today in Paris. For now, we pray and commit ourselves to show goodness to all. — Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) November 14, 2015
Horrific news fm Paris of many innocents killed. Others now hostage. All thoughts/prayers/sympathy with people of France in this dark hour.
— Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay) November 13, 2015
As unspeakable attacks are unfolding in #Paris, all our thoughts and prayers are with #France. — David Johnston (@GGDavidJohnston) November 13, 2015
Viens de parler à ma collègue Paris @Anne_Hidalgo lui ai exprimé notre solidarité et notre soutien #Montréal condamne cet acte terroriste
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) November 13, 2015
En guise de solidarité pour peuple français.J’annonce que nos drapeaux seront en berne. Ce soir nous sommes tous Parisiens #PorteOuverte — DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) November 14, 2015
Attacks in #Paris : Canadians, for emergency assistance: call 1-613-996-8885 / contact [email protected] pic.twitter.com/YsMtVKPNak
— Canada Emb France (@CanEmbFrance) November 13, 2015
Alberta stands in solidarity with the people of Paris. Our thoughts are with the families, friends & loved ones of those lost or in danger.
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 13, 2015
Thank you for this tribute in #yeg, @atbfinancial. Albertans are heartbroken for the people of Paris tonight. https://t.co/IQtdTJSKy4
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 14, 2015
Shocked and saddened to hear of the terrorist attacks in #Paris. Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) November 14, 2015
Le #Québec condamne fermement les événements tragiques à Paris. Nos pensées accompagnent le peuple français durant ces moments difficiles.
— Philippe Couillard (@phcouillard) November 13, 2015