Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement to commemorate the shooting that occurred at Montréal’s Dawson College on September 13, 2006:

“Ten years ago, senseless acts of violence were committed at Dawson College in Montréal, when a shooter opened fire on innocent students, killing one young woman and injuring 16 other people. In the aftermath of these tragic events, a whole community was left grieving and in a state of shock.

“On this sad anniversary, we remember and honour the memory of the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and all those whose lives were forever changed that day.

“The Government of Canada’s top priority is to protect Canadians. We condemn all forms of violence and consider all attacks designed to spread fear and kill innocent people to be unacceptable.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I join Canadians from across the country in paying tribute to the victims of this tragedy.”