OTTAWA, April 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two Correctional Service of Canada managers in the Nova Scotia shooting:
"As we learn more about the people who were killed in Nova Scotia this weekend, the harder it is to come to terms with the tragic events that stole at least 22 lives from us.
As we receive confirmation about the victims, we will undoubtedly learn that they were mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. We will hear about how they were neighbours who gave to their communities in countless ways.
While the RCMP is yet to definitively confirm the identities, two of the innocent people believed to have been victims were Correctional Service of Canada managers, and today Canada's corrections community is mourning.
Alanna Jenkins was a Correctional Manager at Nova Institution for Women, and Sean McLeod was a Correctional Manager at Springhill Institution. They worked hard to protect their communities and the inmates under their care.
Alanna and Sean will be remembered for their commitment to public safety. They will be greatly missed by those who worked alongside them, and the friends and family who loved them.
Today, and in the difficult days ahead, Canadians will mourn alongside the people of Nova Scotia.
I have spoken to the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada to share my condolences on behalf of all Canadians, and to offer our support in the wake of this senseless tragedy."
SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
For further information: Mary-Liz Power, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, [email protected]; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, 613-991-0657, [email protected]