OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness issued a statement on the attack in London:
"We are monitoring the events in London carefully.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the United Kingdom, the victims, their families, and those affected by this despicable act of terrorism.
While our National Terrorism Threat Level remains unchanged at 'medium', Canada's national security and intelligence partners are consistently reassessing the threat environment and remain vigilant to keep Canadians safe.
Canada stands together with Britain and will continue to work closely with our British partners to protect against security threats."
Canadian citizens in the area are advised to closely follow any direction provided by local authorities. Anyone requiring emergency consular assistance may contact the High Commission of Canada in London at +44 (0) 207 004 6000, or call the government's 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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