OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken with President Barack Obama to offer condolences for the loss of life in the mass shooting in Orlando on the weekend.
The Prime Minister's Office said Trudeau reaffirmed Canada's solidarity with the people of Orlando, families and friends of the victims and the LGBTQ community.
He and Obama agreed on the importance of fighting hate and intolerance, and the need to promote and protect pluralism and diversity.
Obama said he was grateful to the people of Canada for their support.
He also expressed condolences for the killing of Robert Hall by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines.
The two men said they will continue working together in the fight against terrorism.
As news of the massacre in Orlando broke on the weekend, Trudeau issued a statement expressing shock and sadness.
"We grieve with our friends in the United States and Florida, and offer any assistance we can provide," he said.
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