Canada – Attack in Quebec – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (January 29, 2017)


I utterly condemn the heinous attack carried out yesterday evening against the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec, which killed at least six people and injured many others.

As President Hollande reaffirmed, France stands alongside the victims and their families in these tragic circumstances.

The values of openness, freedom, peace and living together in harmony were targeted yesterday. We all know how hard Quebec works to prevent radicalization. This is a major focus of our cooperation.

France stands in solidarity with Canada and Quebec in the fight against hatred and barbarity.