From Ottawa:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From Ottawa:

October 22, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Friends,
 
I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the security personnel who kept us safe in Centre Block of Parliament today. While they rushed us to safety, they ran headlong toward danger. They displayed the kind of bravery, fearlessness, and professionalism that each and every Canadian can be proud of. While chaos was unfolding outside, we felt secure, and I am grateful.
 
Thank you to Prime Minister Harper for your address to Canadians tonight. In this, there is no partisanship. In this, we are all together, working to strengthen our security while maintaining our proud democracy. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have offered the government our absolute support as we seek to prosecute those responsible for this attack, and prevent events like it from happening in the future. You can watch Mr. Trudeau's address to Canadians here.
 
My thoughts are with the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in this atrocious attack. There will be a book of condolences at my Vancouver office in the Denman Mall starting tomorrow at noon - I invite you to take a moment to sign the book over the next week.
 
Finally, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send notes, emails, Tweets, and Facebook messages today. I felt your strength and support.
 
We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced. We will take our seats, undaunted, in the House of Commons tomorrow morning, proud of our democracy, proud of our diversity, and doing what we were elected to do: serving the best interests of Canadians.
 
Thank you. 
 
- Hedy  
 
--
Hon. Hedy Fry
MP for Vancouver Centre