TORONTO — In the days following the public school massacre in Peshawar, Canadian politicians at all levels of government have responded.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered condolences at a press conference in Quebec City on Dec. 16, just after the attack.
“It’s hard for any of us, as rational and compassionate people, to understand terrorism — to understand why people would want, in the name of some political cause, to simply terrorize, hurt kill innocent people, whole sections of society,” Harper said, according to CBC News.
In Toronto, Mayor John Tory called the Consulate General of Pakistan to express condolences and “his full support to the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to its fight against terrorism” according to a consulate press release on Dec. 18. The Provincial Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Michael Chan visited the consulate on behalf of Premier Kathleen Wynne to sign a condolence book. While there he said he was shocked and dismayed at the attack.
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