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2017-01-30 - Charlottetown Lowers Flags in Light of Tragedy in Québec

The City of Charlottetown will lower its flags today out of respect for Québec City and those impacted by the horrific incident at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.

In 2014, the two historic cities formed a partnership for the 1864 anniversary celebrations and have worked closely on shared cultural events and other initiatives ever since because of the unique role that each played in the creation of this county through the Charlottetown and Québec conferences.

"We have developed a great friendship with Québec and want them to know that we stand behind them as they mourn the innocent people who were killed," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "What they are going through is absolutely heartbreaking. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends, as well as the residents of the community and those recovering."

A letter of condolences has been sent to Québec City Mayor Régis Labeaume on behalf of Mayor, Council and the citizens of Charlottetown.

"Charlottetown stands in solidarity with our Muslim-Canadian friends and we, like many around the world, condemn this horrific attack," Mayor Lee said. "Our city and residents grieve and share in your sorrow; we all feel the devastating hurt and pain in Québec. Please know that we are here, if you need a friend to call on for assistance."

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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Monday, Jul 24, 2017
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