Attack in New York City

Mr. Speaker, last week the foreign affairs committee was at the United Nations in New York City. New York is one of the world’s great cities with diversity, opportunity for all, and a unique combination of business, arts, and culture. It is the city that never sleeps and never fails to impress. That is why the Conservative opposition and all Canadians were horrified by the attack yesterday.

Our hearts are with the families of the eight people killed in that terror attack. Our prayers are with the families of 11 people injured in that senseless act of violence. It was a violent attack in the name of terrorism, in a city that knows that only too well.

In 1961, President Kennedy in this place described the relationship between our two countries, stating:

Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends.

Today, to my American friends, we send our deepest condolences for your loss and our strongest resolve to stand with you as we fight against acts of terrorism.

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