My wife, Nora Koury and I want to express to everyone in North Cowichan, all Canadians, how deeply sorry we feel for the tragic and disturbing events that took place in our nations capital and in Quebec.
Our prayers go out to the families of the deceased soldiers. Our hearts are with each of you our fellow citizens so that we may grieve and strengthen our resolve together to uphold the virtues of this peace loving nation.
We cannot back down from an attack on the very institutions that uphold the pillars of democracy. We must always be vigilant to preserve human rights, the rule of law and free elections at all cost or we have no democracy at all.
We stand on guard for thee together with you to keep our country glorious and free.