Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
September 13, 2001
I am asking all Canadians to join tomorrow in a National Day of Mourning for
the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States earlier
This will show the solidarity that we feel towards our American friends and
the families of the Canadian victims.
We have invited Ambassador Paul Cellucci of the United States to represent his
For a ceremony that will take place at noon tomorrow on Parliament Hill.
We want to fortify their courage in the face of this terrible situation.
We join all civilized nations in pledging our complete support in the days to
And our full cooperation in bringing those who have committed this awful crime
I also once again wish to thank all Canadians for the tremendous concern and
generosity they have shown for our American neighbours in their time of need.
I also want to emphasize that we are in a struggle against terrorism.
Not against any one community or faith.
©2001 Government of Canada.