Authorities are still looking into whether any Canadians were impacted by the suspected terrorist attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, that killed 19 people and injured 59 others, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Monday night.
“With our allies and partners, we will continue to counter such senseless acts and to fight terrorism in its many forms,” he said. “We will do all that we can to assist British authorities in bringing those responsible to justice.”
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Twenty-two people – including children – were killed in the incident, which police say was a suicide attack.
Trudeau also issued a tweet imploring people to keep the incident’s victims in their thoughts.
But he wasn’t the only Canadian to respond to the events in Manchester on social media.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper issued the following tweet:
So did Rona Ambrose, the outgoing leader of the opposition Conservative Party:
This is how NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair reacted:
Here was Green Party Leader Elizabeth May:
The Royal Family also released a statement addressing the attacks. “The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert,” Queen Elizabeth II said. Read the full message here.
Prince William also issued a statement on behalf of himself, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry, saying they are “left shocked and saddened by the tragedy that unfolded in Manchester overnight.” Read the full statement below.