Statement - Statement by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, regarding the attacks in Brussels

OTTAWA, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement following the attacks in Brussels, Belgium:

"I want to extend my condolences to the victims and their families in Belgium. The whole world shares their grief and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium during this difficult time.

Canada has offered all of our assistance and support. We continue to work closely with our international security partners to fight terrorism and to bring those responsible for these horrendous acts to justice. This violence and senseless killing is condemned in the strongest terms by the world.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the RCMP are fully engaged in this matter. Canadians can be assured that when the security and intelligence sector receives a credible threat, they work with the appropriate partners to ensure the safety of our citizens.

At this moment we have no reason to change Canada's threat level. I encourage Canadians to stay alert and stay vigilant, and to report any unusual or suspicious behaviour to local police.

Canada is fundamentally a safe and peaceful nation. In the days ahead we will continue to take appropriate steps to keep Canadians safe and safeguard Canadian values.


SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, (613) 991-0657


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