Premier Dalton McGuinty Offers Sympathy To Victims Of Terrorist Bombings In London
On behalf of all Ontarians, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the victims of this morning's explosions in London, England, and their families.
Your pain and sorrow touch us all. The thoughts and prayers of 12 million Ontarians are with you.
The loss of life is always tragic. The loss of so many innocent lives and the injury to so many other innocent people is truly deplorable.
I want to commend the rescue workers, the health care providers and all the people of the great city of London, for the calm and the courage that has been described in today's reports.
This is a city, and a country, with a proud history of standing up to terror and evil, and we know Londoners and Britons will stand up to this latest brand of terror and evil. We want them to know they do not stand alone, that their friends and relatives here in Ontario stand with them.
I also want to express our support for Ontarians who may be travelling in London, and Ontarians who are understandably worried about friends or family overseas. At this time, we have no reports of Ontarians being amongst the casualties.
We are again reminded today, in a horrible way, that we must always be vigilant in the fight against terror. To that end, I know Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, has been working with officials at every level to ensure that every possible precaution is being taken to protect Ontarians and to prepare for any emergency.
The Minister and Julian Fantino, Ontario's Commissioner of Emergency Management, will be updating Ontarians on the state of our preparedness shortly.
However, I want to emphasize that there is no report of any new threat to Canada or Ontario. Moreover, while we must always be vigilant and we will always be prepared, we must never succumb to terror, by living in fear.
We will stand up to terror in our way, by living in freedom and hope.