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Four Years Since Nova Scotia Mass Shooting: Canadians Remember Victims

Prime Minister Trudeau Pays Tribute to Lives Lost and Calls for Continued Action

On April 18 and 19, 2020, a dark cloud descended upon Nova Scotia as a senseless act of violence claimed the lives of 22 Canadians, marking the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. As the nation marks the somber anniversary of this tragedy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a heartfelt statement, paying tribute to the victims and calling for continued efforts towards a safer and more inclusive society.

In his statement, Prime Minister Trudeau expressed deep sadness as he reflected on the events that unfolded over 13 horrific hours across several communities in Nova Scotia. He emphasized the importance of remembering the lives lost, including a woman and her unborn child, and the lasting impact on their families and communities. Trudeau highlighted the resilience of the survivors and the strength demonstrated by Nova Scotians and all Canadians in the face of adversity.

“To all Nova Scotians: Canada stands with you today as we did four years ago,” Trudeau affirmed. “As we honor those we lost, we remember your strength, and the strength of all Canadians who came together in these darkest of times.”

The Prime Minister also reiterated the government’s commitment to making Canada a safer, more inclusive, and more peaceful country for everyone. He acknowledged that there is still work to be done and pledged to do whatever it takes to achieve these goals.


The fourth anniversary of the Nova Scotia mass shooting serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of collective remembrance and ongoing action to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. Prime Minister Trudeau’s statement captures the nation’s sorrow and solidarity, offering comfort to the grieving while reaffirming the government’s commitment to addressing issues of violence and promoting inclusivity. As Canadians reflect on this solemn occasion, it is imperative that we honor the memory of the victims by working together to build a safer and more compassionate society for all.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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