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Statement from the Halifax International Security Forum Regarding the Attacks in Ottawa, Canada
October 22, 2014


October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum, today made the following statement regarding attacks in the Canadian capital:

“I am saddened and angered by reports out of Ottawa, Canada today that its national parliament and war memorial were intentionally attacked.”

“The terrorist attacks in Ottawa will, sadly, create a new normal in the Canadian capital, and perhaps across the country. But Canadians are resilient and tough and will meet this challenge to Canada’s democracy head-on. On behalf of the security community from over 60 countries who gather annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to make the world a safer place, we offer our solidarity with the victims of this inhumane act of terror and with all Canadians.”

For further information please contact the Halifax International Security Forum’s communications team at: communications@halifaxtheforum.org