Ministers of Justice and Public Safety urge unity and respect in the face of calls for protests from a terrorist organization


OTTAWA – October 12, 2023 – Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Justice and Public Safety, today issued the following statement from the Federal, Provincial, Territorial meeting in Bromont, Quebec, following calls for global protest and unrest from the terrorist organization Hamas:

“Canadians have the right to feel safe to practise their faith and express their beliefs. There is no place for supporting terrorism or advocating for violence in Canada. Governments, from coast to coast to coast, unanimously condemn the heinous actions of the terrorist organization Hamas. Our democracy is built on  respect and tolerance, and we call on all Canadians to remain united during this difficult time. Our law enforcement and security partners remain vigilant in the face of these potential disruptions and are monitoring the situation closely to ensure the safety of all Canadian citizens.”


Jean-Sébastien Comeau
Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada

Chantalle Aubertin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Media Relations
Department of Justice Canada

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