Statement by Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid on the terror attack in Quebec City:
When I learned of the cowardly and senseless act of terrorism at a Quebec City mosque last night, I felt many emotions.
Outrage, that innocent people in a place of sanctuary and worship could be subject to violence.
Sadness for the victims, for their families, and for whose feeling of safety has been shattered.
Concern that this act of intolerance could spur more intolerance.
But when I feel these emotions, I find myself reminded of a great Canadian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who told us that love is better.
So I say to all Canadians: let us choose love.
Love for those who will grow up without their loved ones.
Love for a community in mourning.
Even love for those who try to stoke fear to further their own narrow ends.
Whatever our ethnicity, our faith or our background, we are all Canadians. We are united against violence and hatred.