Ruth and I are deeply saddened and shocked by the events at the La Loche Community School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, and the entire community and region. As parents, we send our kids off to school, we part for the workday, and we expect to all come home, together again, safe and loved. It's devastating to know that some Saskatchewan families won’t be coming home to each other tonight.
We’ll hug our daughters tighter tonight, as I’m sure many Canadians will.
The people of La Loche – and Northern Saskatchewan – are incredibly resilient, but they'll need our support and in the days, weeks and months ahead we will be there for them.