Ottawa, Ontario - November 5, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the shooting in Texas:

“I am saddened that so many have been killed and injured in a senseless and horrific act of violence against innocent people in Texas.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed. We also hope for a speedy recovery to all those harmed today.

"It is appalling that this act took place in a place of worship, where worshippers should have felt safe.

“Canada as a nation stands in solidarity with the United States during this difficult time."