Trudeau Has Spoken Out On The First Anniversary Of The Nova Scotia Mass Shooting

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Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Anniversary Prompts Message From Justin Trudeau
Senior Editor

One year after the deadly mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement remembering the 22 Canadians that were “senselessly killed.”

On April 18, the tragedy’s first anniversary, Trudeau remembered those who died and were injured when “a gunman went on a rampage in small towns across Nova Scotia.”

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The PM acknowledged that the event — which became one of Canada's deadliest mass shootings — devastated communities across the province and the wider country, adding that “No person or community should ever have to experience such senseless violence and loss.”

He also took a moment to honour Constable Chad Morrison, an officer injured during the attack, and Constable Heidi Stevenson, who died in the line of duty.

“On some of the darkest days in Nova Scotia’s history, we saw – through their extraordinary example – the best of this country,” he said.

Trudeau concluded the heartfelt message by saying, “You are truly Nova Scotia Strong. Our support for you, like your resilience, is unwavering.”

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Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.