|United in the face of adversity|
In the span of a week, the strength and resolve of Canadians was tested by despicable attacks in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
These brutal and violent attacks sadly took the lives of two members of our armed forces, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
My thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and colleagues.
Thanks to the bravery of our security forces in the RCMP, the City of Ottawa Police and in Parliament, the second attacker was stopped before he could do further harm.
These cowardly acts were an attack against our values, society and our way of life. But where these terrorists sought to tear us apart, we became stronger.
As Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, “Canadians will never be intimidated. We will be vigilant but we will not run scared. We will be prudent but we will not panic.”
God bless Canada.
Corneliu Chisu - Member of Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East 10/27/2014