Mr. Speaker, one of the worst acts of vandalism in Canadian history occurred two nights ago in Winnipeg when someone defaced a monument honouring RCMP officers who died in the line of duty. These brave men and women of the RCMP died in the line of duty in service to our nation. They died upholding the rule of law and for answering the call when we needed them the most.
I can think of nothing more despicable than this cowardly act of vandalism. Instead of peaceful protests, these vandals have resorted to radical acts. They stooped to the lowest levels in their attempt to advance their cause.
In Canada, when we disagree, we do it through peaceful means and not spray painting vulgarities on monuments. If these vandals thought their actions would garner support for their cause, they were wrong. These vandals have unfairly tarnished those who are engaging in peaceful dialogue. They should be ashamed of themselves and immediately apologize.
I call on all members to denounce these illegal and appalling acts of vandalism.