EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader, Rachel Notley, released the following statement on the events that took place this morning, in Ottawa.
"I was deeply saddened and concerned to learn of the events that transpired this morning in our nation’s capital.
"On behalf of the Alberta New Democrats, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian Forces reservist who was gunned down while standing guard at the National War Memorial, this morning.
"My thoughts are with friends and colleagues who were at Parliament Hill this morning, as well as their families who had to watch these horrifying events unfold on television.
"I'd like to extend my gratitude to the brave men and women who work as law enforcement officials and emergency responders, who risk their lives every day for our safety, and to the police officers who are now doing everything they can to investigate this tragedy.
"As we continue to watch the events unfold, our hearts are with Ottawa tonight."