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Statement by Mayor Patrick Brown on the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand

​Brampton stands united against hate, Islamophobia, and terrorism. Our City grieves with the Muslim community in New Zealand and here in Brampton. This senseless act of terror on innocent worshippers praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is evil. This murderous hatred by white supremacists must be stopped. We must continue to promote religious freedom, tolerance, and compassion. I want to thank Peel Regional Police for been present at mosques during prayer services. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families.

All are welcome to attend a candlelight vigil for the community on Thursday March 21 from 6:00 – 7:00pm at Ken Whillans Square at Brampton City Hall. All City flags will fly half-mast until after the vigil. The clock tower at City Hall will be lit blue and red to show our support to New Zealand.

A book of condolences will be set up inside Brampton City Hall from Monday March 18 until Friday March 22 for Bramptonians to express sympathy during regular business hours 8:30am-4:30pm. An online tribute will be available on until Friday, March 22. All messages will be printed and included with the book of condolences and shared through the New Zealand High Commission for the community of Christchurch.