Goodale addresses shooting

Rob Gibson

Canada's Public Safety Minister,  Ralph Goodale addressed the media in Kelowna Friday morning regarding Canada's response to the shootings in New Zealand.

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in a horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white supremacist wielding at least two assault rifles and a shotgun in New Zealand.

One man has been arrested and charged with murder, and two other armed suspects have been taken into custody while police try to determine what role they played in the hate crime.

Goodale spoke from the banks of Mill Creek at the Parkinson Recreation Centre and indicated he will be speaking with his New Zealand counterpart, Justice Minister, Andrew Little later today.

Goodale has offered Canada's support and assistance to the government and people of New Zealand. Goodale indicates he is in constant contact with Canadian security officials, including the Commissioner of the RCMP and the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. "Canada's threat level remains unchanged at medium where it has stood since 2014."

Goodale reiterated "Canada's unwavering commitment to protect the safety and security of Canadians and indicated that the RCMP will be working  with police in local jurisdictions across the country to ensure proper public safety at all facilities."

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