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Statement on the Nova Scotia shootings

Image of a candle with the words Nova Scotia

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.

Statement on the Shooting in Fredericton


Two members of the law enforcement community and two civilians tragically lost their lives when they were shot on August 10, 2018, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Constables Lawrence Robert “Robb” Costello and Sara Mae Helen Burns died in the line of duty while responding to a shooting that also left civilians Donald “Donnie” Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright dead.

This sad and grim event reminds us of the selfless nature of the work that fellow peace officers like Robb Costello and Sara Burns perform everyday, notwithstanding the sometimes fatal consequences. Displaying courage in the face of adversity, both officers laid down their lives protecting their fellow Canadians.

Our thoughts are with the people of Fredericton and New Brunswick, along with the larger law enforcement community, as we offer our most sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased.