Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of a Canadian in Barcelona

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement after learning that the August 17, 2017, terrorist attack in Barcelona claimed the life of a Canadian and injured four others:

"It was with great sadness that I learned today that one Canadian was killed and four others injured during yesterday's cowardly terrorist attack in Barcelona. Sophie and I offer our condolences to the families and friends in mourning, and hope for a speedy recovery for the injured Canadians.

"We join Spain and countries around the world in grieving the senseless loss of so many innocent people. We must stand firm against the spread of hate and intolerance in all its forms. These violent acts that seek to divide us will only strengthen our resolve."

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