Statement from the office of Mayor Karen Farbridge regarding shooting on Parli

From the Mayor’s office.

The news of a shooting on Parliament Hill has shocked our community. I have been in touch with our Member of Parliament, Frank Valeriote, and am relieved that he is safe and locked down on Parliament Hill. I am also glad to report that Guelph Chamber of Commerce President Lloyd Longfield, who is also in downtown Ottawa today, is safe.

I know all of Guelph joins me in hopes that emergency responders, members of the public, staff and elected officials are all kept safe and out of harm’s way as this crisis continues to unfold.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Canadian soldier who was shot at the War Memorial. I am grateful for the bravery of the police, House of Commons security guards, and emergency responders who are responding to this situation.

Our thoughts are with Ottawa as we pray for a speedy end to this crisis.

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