January 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Updated: February 10, 2016 4:02 pm

Mother of Burkina Faso victim urges Trudeau to step up terror fight

A slideshow is projected in the classroom where victim Maude Carrier taught in Quebec City, Monday, Jan.18, 2016. The room was transformed by students and colleagues into a memorial after she died in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last week.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC – The mother of one of the six Quebec victims in the deadly Burkina Faso terrorist attack is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep Canadian fighter planes involved in the war on terrorism the Middle East.

Camille Carrier, the ex-wife of victim Yves Carrier and mother of Maude Carrier, told Quebec City radio station FM93 today she was ashamed by Trudeau’s pledge to pull the six CF-18 jet fighters.

WATCH: 6 Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso terror attacks

Six Quebecers, including Carrier’s ex-husband and daughter, were among those killed Friday in an attack from al-Qaida militants.

Carrier is calling for more than words in the Canadian response to terrorism.

Speaking to reporters today in Saint Andrews, N.B., Trudeau showed no signs of going back on the decision to remove the planes, adding the fight against terrorism must be conducted in an “intelligent, reasonable and enthusiastic way.”

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