THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
QUEBEC – The reactions are numerous the day after the sword attacks in Old Quebec which left two dead and five injured.
Messages of dismay and support for the families of the victims have continued to multiply on social networks since the awakening on Sunday morning.
“Quebec is waking up after a night of horror. Words fail me to describe such a tragedy. I offer my condolences to the relatives of the victims, ”Prime Minister François Legault said in a tweet around 7:45 am.
His federal counterpart, Justin Trudeau, also took to Twitter to express his dismay.
“Terrible tragedy in Quebec. My heart is broken for the relatives of the two people killed in this horrific attack. I wish the injured a speedy recovery. We are wholeheartedly with you and will be there for you. To the first responders, thank you for your work, ”says Trudeau.
For his part, the leader of the Bloc Québécois had a heavy heart when he woke up.
“The beautiful city of Quebec which is so dear to us is this morning in mourning and darkened by a terrible tragedy. Your shock is shared by all. Our thoughts are with you as well as our best wishes for courage, ”says Yves-François Blanchet on Twitter.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole also said he was saddened by the events. “Our thoughts are with the victims, the injured and their loved ones. And we thank the first responders, ”he said on social networks.
The parliamentary leader of the Parti Quebecois, Pascal Bérubé, was also one of the first to react on Sunday morning.
“The citizens of our capital wake up in amazement this morning. A man transformed an evening that was meant to be festive, in a peaceful town, into a murderous delirium. Many victims murdered and injured. To the families, I offer my deepest condolences, ”said Mr. Bérubé’s tweet.
His counterpart from the Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, noted “the horror that strikes us”.
“How can we not be upset by what is going on with us? The families of the victims will have to be supported while already in Quebec we are living through more difficult times, ”she wrote.
Quebec solidaire spokesperson Manon Massé also conveyed her thoughts to the victims and injured people.
“People of Quebec, we are with you. Let us stick together more than ever in front of this still unexplained drama, ”she wrote on Twitter.
The attack also sparked reactions overseas.
The former French Minister of Economy and Finance, Pierre Moscovici, said to have “an affectionate, moved and united thoughts for my friends in Quebec, bereaved by a deadly stabbing attack in Old Quebec” .
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