Calgary, Alberta (October 1, 2017): “On behalf of the Alberta Liberal Party, I wish to express our support for the people of Edmonton after the suspected terrorist attack yesterday that seriously injured an on-duty Edmonton Police Service officer and injured a number of innocent people enjoying a night out. I am profoundly concerned and shocked by this senseless tragedy.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends, and Edmontonians affected by this violence. My heartfelt thanks go to the first responders who treated the wounded, and the law enforcement personnel who have been working tirelessly to secure our province’s capital and ensure we are safe. A week after the annual Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day, we are bleakly reminded of how dangerous their jobs are and what sacrifices police officers and their families make to protect us.
“As the investigation continues, let us come together as Albertans to isolate extremism and hatred in our communities. Our province’s diversity and multiculturalism are what will give us the resilience and strength to overcome this distressing and terrible incident.”