I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the families and individuals affected by the horrific tragedy that took place on January 29 in Sainte-Foy, Québec. This senseless act of violence has no place in our society. Our country is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming nation for people of all faiths and nationalities. We must therefore stand united with our Muslim and faith based communities during this difficult time.

An online Book of Condolences is available to sign on the City of Ottawa website until Sunday, February 5 inclusively. I invite you to write messages to commemorate the victims and to share your thoughts and prayers with their families.

Jim Watson
Mayor, City of Ottawa