The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the horrific assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse:
“Today, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, following a horrific attack at his home.
“We wish a full recovery to first lady Martine Moïse who was injured in the attack, and our thoughts are with her as she mourns the loss of her husband.
“Canada stands with the people of Haiti during these difficult and uncertain times. Our two countries are united by a strong friendship, built on enduring people-to-people ties. Canada has a deep and longstanding commitment to Haiti, and we are ready to offer any assistance it needs.
“Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance in Haiti should call the Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince at +011 (509) 2-812-9000 or by email to [email protected] Canadians with families and loved ones in Haiti can also contact the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at 613-996-8885, or toll-free at 014-800-2326-6831, by email at [email protected] or by SMS at 613-686-3658.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our sincere condolences to President Moïse’s family and friends, and to the people of Haiti.”