Mr. Speaker, I recently attended a candlelight vigil for Boris Cikovic who was gunned down in a local park by teen thugs trying to rob him.
The murder of Boris forever shattered the lives of his parents Vesna and Davorin and his many friends.
Soon after I was first elected, this lighthearted teen came into my office pointing out that “Borys” was misspelled on the office sign.
What is especially tragic is that the Cikovices were refugees from the horrific war in Bosnia. They escaped to the presumed safety of Canada to start a new life far from the guns and bullets of Sarajevo.
Their Canadian dream was shattered a year ago when Boris took a bullet into his very heart.
The accused killer refuses to cooperate with police and identify three others who were with him, and he is out on bail. The Cikovices struggle with the unbearable knowledge that they are possibly passing the cowardly perpetrators of this murder on the streets in their very own neighbourhood.
As legislators, let us work to ensure that the streets of our cities are free from guns and bullets.