Attack in Paris against the magazine Charlie Hebdo [fr]
There are no words strong enough to condemn the heinous attack that took place this morning in Paris. It is not only freedom of expression that has been attacked, but democracy as a whole.
As President Hollande has stated: “No barbaric act will ever extinguish the freedom of the press. We, as a country, are united. We will stand together as we react to this.”
The Embassy of France in Ottawa is very moved by the solidarity that has been expressed in Canada by citizens, journalists, and by the highest levels of government. This contemptible crime has been condemned unambiguously.
This shows that France and Canada are united in their commitment to the fight against terrorism and to the defense of our fundamental values.