Regina Mayor Michael Fougere has added his voice in the wake of Monday’s van attack in Toronto.
He said when incidents like these hit close to home, it makes it even more difficult to accept.
“You can’t prevent many of these things from happening — unless you put cement barricades on every sidewalk and on every street in every city,” Fougere explained.
Though the attack is troubling, he added we can’t let incidents like these shake our comfort level in Regina.
“We can’t go around and think that this might happen here. We can’t allow this to take control of our lives,” Fougere said. “We live in a safe city and we have a great police service and first responders here.”
Looking at how the last day or so has unfolded, he noted Toronto Mayor John Tory’s comforting words to his community are particularly outstanding.
“The de-escalation of this and the calm that’s in Toronto is remarkable, so hats off to everyone there,” Fougere said, adding that city’s first responders also did an outstanding job handling the situation.
Fougere said he plans to call Mayor Tory on Tuesday to offer his support.