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Charlie Hebdo

January 07, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Ottawa

Following the attack against #CharlieHebdo on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the Embassy puts a special page at your disposal where you can leave your condoleance messages.

You can leave a condolence message regarding the attack which was carried out against the Charlie Hebdo magazine this Wednesday by clicking on this address: je-suis-charlie@ambafrance-ca.org

There are no words strong enough to condemn the heinous attack that took place this morning in Paris. It is not only freedom of expression that has been attacked, but democracy as a whole.

As President Hollande has stated: “No barbaric act will ever extinguish the freedom of the press. We, as a country, are united. We will stand together as we react to this.”

The Embassy of France in Ottawa is very moved by the solidarity that has been expressed in Canada by citizens, journalists, and by the highest levels of government. This contemptible crime has been condemned unambiguously.

This shows that France and Canada are united in their commitment to the fight against terrorism and to the defense of our fundamental values.

In parallel with the demonstration taking place in Paris on Sunday, a group of citizens is organizing a rally that will take place in Ottawa on Sunday, January 11th, at 3PM in Confederation Park (in front of the fountain).

Source: French Embassy in Canada