Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Liberal Statement on the Violence in Toulouse, France

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2012

Liberal Statement on the Violence in Toulouse, France

TORONTO – Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the continuing violence in Toulouse, France:

“The shocking events of the past week in Toulouse, and their obvious racist motivations, have shaken the international community as they have robbed the region’s visible minority and Jewish communities of their sense of safety.

The deaths of a rabbi, three children and three French-North African paratroopers in three separate incidents is serious cause for concern for the people of France, and together with its terrorist implications, are of great concern for the international community.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of these victims, and trust the French law enforcement authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice.”