Tory leader Scheer issues new statement on attacks including mention of Muslims
Mar 16 2019
And our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand, with the families and friends of those who have died in these attacks and with all those who have been injured.
The attack, labeled terrorism by the prime minister, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country raised its security threat level to the highest. "Everyone should be able to practice their religion peacefully and safely without fear".
The National Council of Canadian Muslims criticized the omission in a statement Friday afternoon.
Before Friday's shootings in the city of Christchurch, the deadliest attack in the South Pacific country was in 1990, when a person went on a shooting spree in the seaside town of Aramoana that left 13 people dead. "It is therefore essential that our elected leaders speak out clearly and unequivocally against such attacks and name them for the Islamophobic terrorist attacks that they are".
In Alberta, other politicians issued statements on the shootings, including UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who called the attack an "unspeakable crime not only against human life, but also the freedom of religion".
Ranstorp said Tarrant's document is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by the Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011. And we stand in solidarity with our New Zealand allies and with Muslim communities at home and overseas.
Those new amendments included greater oversight over the acquisition of ammunition, restricting sales to only firearms license holders and requiring permits for people to order guns or ammunition by mail, updating and adding more information including photographs to individuals'gun licenses, and requiring secure storage for guns. He said he and others escaped by breaking through a glass door. It has no place in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Conservative MP Garnett Genuis tweeted Friday that Monday's reception with Baroness Caroline Cox, a member of the British House of Lords, has been cancelled.
The prime minister said early on Saturday that she had received "messages of condolence from around the world" and worldwide leaders including Donald Trump, the United States president, who has been criticised for his hostility towards Muslims.
Toronto Liberal MP Judy Sgro pulled out of the event after she found out about Cox's participation.