Sadness mixed with revulsion’ – CARICOM SG to Canada’s Prime Minister on Toronto tragic accident

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has sent a message of condolence to The Prime Minister of Canada Mr Justin Trudeau following the tragic incident in Toronto on Monday which left at least 10 people dead and several others injured.


“It is with great sadness mixed with revulsion that I, and the entire Caribbean Community have reacted to the horror of the deadly vehicle rampage unleashed on unsuspecting, innocent persons in Toronto on 23 April 2018,” the Secretary-General said in his message.


“The Canadian authorities must be commended for their swift response and capture of the alleged perpetrator in such a professional manner,” he said. Toronto police arrested a charged the 25 year old driver of the van used in the attack.


“On behalf of the Community, I extend deepest sympathy to the Government and People of Canada and in particular to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones following this tragic event and wish a full and speedy recovery to the injured,” Ambassador LaRocque said.


This message is confidential. Its integrity and security cannot be guaranteed despite all reasonable precautions having been taken. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in its content or for any loss or damage arising from its receipt. If received in error, please notify the sender at