The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said he was “shocked and saddened” by the terrorist attacks in London (U.K.) today.
Police in London have confirmed that five people have died and at least 20 people have been injured following the attack, which has been declared a “terrorist incident” by the city’s Metropolitan Police.
The Prime Minister issued the following statement on Wednesday afternoon.
“We strongly condemn today’s attack in London. I was shocked and saddened to learn of the innocent people who were killed and injured as a result of this cowardly attack.”
“Canada and the U.K. are the closest of friends and allies. Our friendship is based on shared values and history – indeed, Canada’s Parliament is a descendant of the Chamber targeted this morning.
“Today’s attack on the U.K. Parliament is an attack on democracies around the world.
“The Canadian Parliament withstood a similar attack not so long ago by those who sought to instil fear and divide Canadians against themselves. Instead, Canadians came together. I am confident the British people will do the same, and will emerge from their grief stronger and more united than ever before.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our full support to Prime Minister May and to the people of the United Kingdom. We stand ready to offer all possible assistance to the British government, to do what we can to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act.
“Canadians stand united with the British people in the fight against terrorism. We will continue to work together with the U.K. and all our allies to show the world that freedom and democracy will always triumph.”