Québec, 22nd March 2017 – The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, condemn the attack committed near the Palace of Westminster and on Westminster Bridge in London and express the solidarity of Quebeckers towards the British people.
‘I was dismayed to learn of the incomprehensible and appalling acts committed today in the British capital. I add my voice to those of all Quebeckers to offer my deepest condolences and my best wishes to the families and loved ones of the victims. More than ever, we must cooperate to fight against the root causes of violence. The British Government can count on Québec’s support in this hour of bereavement.’
Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
‘On behalf of all Quebeckers, I wish great strength and courage to the British people as they face the tragedy that has taken place in London. Such acts are intolerable and we have the right to stand strong and united in the face of such violence. I am reassured to know that the entire personnel of the Québec Government Office in London is safe and sound. We are closely monitoring the situation in order to ensure that all Québec citizens currently in London are safe.’
Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie
Premier Couillard has also requested that the Québec flag be placed at half-mast at the Assemblée nationale from tomorrow as a mark of solidarity towards the British people.
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