Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

April 16, 2007 17:52 ET

Statement from Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day on the Tragic Shooting in Blacksburg, Virginia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, issued this statement following the tragic shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

"The shock and horror of this act has reverberated throughout Canada. On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I wish to offer our sincere and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy and a speedy recovery to all those who were injured.

As neighbours we share your grief; as friends we mourn your loss."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863