Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the government and the people of Canada, I stand today to condemn, in the strongest terms, the deplorable terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The use of violence and terror against innocent civilians is appalling and must not be tolerated.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke this morning with the Indian Foreign Minister Mukherjee to express Canada’s sincere condolences for those injured and killed in these cowardly attacks.
Canada stands united with India against all forms of terrorism. The ties that bind our two countries are strong and these attacks have only strengthened our resolve to continue working together for the mutual security and prosperity of our peoples.
We continue to work closely with the Indian authorities to assist any Canadians who may be directly affected by these attacks.