B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International expressed deep sympathy and condolences in a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper following a gunman’s attack on the Canadian parliament and the fatal shooting of a soldier nearby.
On the morning of Oct. 22, a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in central Ottawa. Shortly after, he entered the Canadian parliament building firing his weapon, until he was fatally shot by police.
B’nai B’rith stands with the people of Canada and our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldier’s family and friends.