Greg Rickford – Today I visited the National War Memorial

National War Monument in Ottawa Ontario
National War Monument in Ottawa Ontario

National War Monument in Ottawa Ontario
National War Monument in Ottawa Ontario

KENORA – POLITICS – Today, I visited the National War Memorial to pay our respects to Corporal Nathan Cirillo on behalf of the great Kenora riding. We placed a card and flowers at the Memorial thanking Corporal Cirillo for his service and honouring his sacrifice.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Cirillo, who was killed yesterday as he provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at the War Memorial, and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed earlier this week by an ISIL-inspired terrorist.

These horrific attacks on our security personnel and our institutions of governance were, by their very nature, attacks on our country, on our values, on our society, on us, Canadians, as a free and democratic people who embrace human dignity for all.

But we will not be intimidated. Today, we are back at work in Parliament, in the very heart of our democracy.

“We have every confidence that Canadians will pull together with the kind of firm solidarity that has seen our country through many challenges. Together, we will remain vigilant against those at home or abroad who wish to harm us.

Minister Greg Rickford

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