Windsor To Honour Quebec City Shooting Victims
Responding to what's being described as an overwhelming number of calls and e-mails, Windsor is putting on a candlelight vigil tonight in honour of the Quebec City shooting victims.
Mayor Drew Dilkens says the vigil starts at 7pm at City Hall Square.
"Just responding to what we're hearing in the community and what we're seeing in the community and what we're seeing across Canada," says Dilkens. "It's certainly appropriate for us to coordinate the activities so we can all come together and recognize that we're so much stronger when we're together, that there's a lot of love and unity in the community and at the end of the day, this is Canada, and we're going to work together and support one another."
Dilkens says he's also been hearing concern from the community. "We're a border town. People see what's happening in the U.S. and there's uncertainty and some fear. But at the end of the day, I think it's right to get people together, to have a conversation, to show that all faiths can come together, all creeds can come together and this is Canada and we celebrate that diversity and certainly, the City of Windsor, the fourth most diverse city in Canada, celebrates that."
The gunman has been identified as a 27-year-old Laval University student.
Alexander Bissonette is charged with 6 counts of first degree murder and 5 of attempted murder.