He described it as "a tragic and senseless act of violence."
“The fact that this gender-based violence ever existed in our country is tragic,” continued the PM. "Sadly, it still exists."
“From the École Polytechnique to Portapique, firearms have caused too many tragedies and deaths,” he said.
He went on to add that 1,500 models of assault-style firearms, including the weapon used during the École Polytechnique attack, had been banned by the federal government in 2020.
"On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we mourn the loss of these daughters, sisters, and friends who had such promising lives ahead of them," read part of his message.
On this episode of Good Bites Takeout, host Alex Melki is in the Montreal borough of Verdun - which, coincidentally, has recently been ranked as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world - to try out the city’s latest fried chicken spot: Jack Le Coq.
Owners Sam Salah and Jaques Gaspo are serving up their own secret recipe (seriously they wouldn't even give us a hint) using chicken locally sourced from Quebec.
Right next to their original flavours are "Red Hot" options, bringing some seriously tasty heat to their tenders and chicken sandwiches.
The vintage vibes they've got going on inside are a far cry from the old Dunkin' Donuts that used to fill the space. Between the neon sighs, toy chickens, and pastel colours, it's a major throwback.
The Order: 4 piece combo | $15.95 4 piece tender combo | $13.95 Jack Buffalo sandwich combo | $9.05