Trudeau condemns synagogue mass shooting in Pittsburgh

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Several Canadian politicians have offered their sympathies following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning the attack as anti-Semitic.

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“Canadians’ hearts are with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh today, as they endured a horrific anti-Semitic attack while at prayer,” Trudeau wrote following the attack, which officials say left multiple people dead at a baby-naming ceremony.

“May the families of those murdered be comforted, and may the injured recover quickly and fully,” Trudeau wrote in a post on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said he shares “the deep anguish in the Jewish community.

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“If Canada can help, we will,” he tweeted.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wrote that he was praying for those affected.

“We must all stand together firmly against anti-Semitism,” he said.

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Some of Canada’s premiers also weighed in, with Ontario’s Doug Ford saying we must work together to “defeat anti-Semitism and bigotry in all its forms,” and newly minted Quebec Premier Francois Legault calling for people to “unite against hatred and racism.”

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British Columbia’s John Horgan described the incident as a “deep violation of safety and security.”

American officials say one person is in custody, and the FBI is investigating the rampage as a hate crime.

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