Ottawa, Ontario - December 19, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in the city of Karak, Jordan that claimed many victims, including a Canadian.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of a Canadian and the injury of her son in a terrorist attack that took place in Karak, Jordan, that has left several dead and many more injured.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all the victims of this heinous act of violence. We pray that those injured will have a complete and speedy recovery.

“Our embassy personnel in Amman are providing consular assistance and are working with Jordanian officials in this tragic situation.

“This is a sad reminder of the very real threat of terrorism around the globe and of the need to continue working closely with trusted allies such as Jordan to help prevent horrific attacks of this nature. The people of Canada stand in solidarity with all Jordanians during this difficult time.

“The Government of Canada will not comment further at this time out of respect for the family.”