Premier John Horgan and Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, have issued the following statement regarding the hate-motivated attack in London, Ont.:
“The news out of Ontario is heart-wrenching and horrific beyond words.
“Four family members were killed and a young boy is fighting for his life in hospital, all because of their faith.
“Make no mistake: hate kills.
“Tragically, we have seen an increase in instances of Muslims being terrorized for their beliefs. They should not have to live in fear.
“It takes all of our collective voices to stand in solidarity against anti-Muslim hate in any of its forms.
“We acknowledge and understand the hurt, anguish and fear many Muslim Canadians are feeling after this heinous attack.
“Our thoughts are with the people mourning family members, friends and fellow community members, and with all Muslim Canadians feeling grief at this time.”