I was relieved to hear CBC News call this a terrorist act. They called it exactly what it was.
When peaceful people are mercilessly gunned down, especially in a place of worship, where there is supposed to be an environment of peace and community, of belonging, it was a cowardly act.
I don't know what the perpetrators of this act of terror thought they were doing, or if they even thought at all. But no mistake: they are terrorists, and terrorists are not welcome in our country.
Now, more than ever, Canadians have to come together to speak out against violent attacks that target any welcome group in our society. And no mistake: these poor victims were welcome.
In a time when the government of our neighbours to the south have lost all sense of goodwill, of community, of justice, we have to show that we are a tolerant society. Just as are the good people who are fighting against the emerging tyranny in Washington. We must all stand, united.
First, they came for the Muslims. But this time, we're not staying silent.