Mr. Speaker, like all Canadians, I was shocked, outraged and horrified by the attack in London, Ontario.
A few days ago, three generations of one family paid the price for someone else's ignorance and hate. This is one tragedy too many, one that affects not only Canada's Muslim community, but all of us. We need to send a clear message. What happened in London, Ontario was nothing short of a terrorist act, motivated by nothing but ignorance and hate.
Islamophobia and racism have no place in our society. It is important to reiterate it and to remind everyone. We have a duty to act and to intervene when we witness Islamophobia in our society, because to do nothing is tantamount to supporting that kind of behaviour.
On behalf of everyone in Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family.