Statement on the Nova Scotia shootings

April 20, 2020
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Over the past weekend, the people of Nova Scotia were faced with a painful and tragic event — one of the deadliest of its kind in our collective history. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the shootings that took place on April 18-19, 2020 across the province.

Many people lost their lives as a result of this cruel act, including Constable Heidi Stevenson, who died in the line of duty. We offer our most sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased, and join the larger law enforcement community in expressing our solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers of the National Police Federation.

Read the letter sent on CIU’s behalf by National President Jean-Pierre Fortin to Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation.


We encourage all who are affected to seek the support they need in this difficult time. Many resources are available online or by phone, including EAP for CIU and PSAC members — please call 1.800.663.1142 (TTY for the hearing or speech impaired: 1.888.384.1152) if you need support.


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