Today, Mayor Christian Provenzano released the following statement regarding the shooting that took place Sunday evening at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, located in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of Québec City.
“On behalf of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, I confirm that we stand with our friends in Ste-Foy and across our great country as we mourn last night’s tragedy. We stand with you against hatred, bigotry and malice. We stand with you for tolerance, acceptance and respect.
“I extend my condolences, personally on and on behalf of Sault Ste. Marie, to the victims and their families, the people of Québec City, and the Muslim community across Canada, all of whom have been left grieving by this horrific and reprehensible action.”