Ottawa, ON — The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:
“On this day, 38 years ago, Air India Flight 182 was subject to a heinous terrorist attack as it flew from Toronto to the United Kingdom. All 329 passengers were murdered, including 280 Canadian citizens. 137 passengers were denied celebrating their 18th birthday. Today we mourn those who died and pray for their loved ones who have suffered so much.
“This was one of the darkest incidents in our history. We must continue to fight terrorism, wherever it may rear its ugly head. Canada must always do everything in its power to stand for human rights and the protection of innocent lives.
“We offer our deepest sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to everyone living with the anguish and trauma caused by these senseless acts of violence. The remembrance of these lost souls is accompanied by our vigilance against the extremism that killed them.
“The Conservative Party of Canada stands with victims of terrorism to ensure that such unimaginable tragedies will never happen again.”