Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the explosions at the Boston Marathon:
“I was shocked to learn of the explosions that occurred today during the running of the Boston Marathon. It is truly a sad day when an event as inspiring as the Boston Marathon is clouded by such senseless violence.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured or affected by this horrible incident. We stand with our American neighbours in this difficult time.”
Canadians in Boston requiring emergency assistance should contact the Consulate General at (617) 247-5100.
Friends and relatives seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the area should contact 1-800-387-3124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”