Statement on the death of Robert Hall

Senator Enverga reacts with outrage at the news of the death of Canadian Robert Hall in the Philippines 


Ottawa, June 13, 2015 – The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., Senator from Ontario, expressed outrage at reports of the execution of Canadian Robert Hall by a terrorist group in the Philippines.

“I am deeply sorrowed by the news of the loss of another Canadian in the Philippines,” Senator Enverga said in a statement.  “Canada will remain firm in working with our friends and allies around the world in responding to threats to Canadian values and interests.”

Robert Hall, a native of Calgary, Alberta, was part of a group abducted from a resort island by the Abu Sayyaf , a terrorist organization with links to Al-Quaeda, in September 2015. Canadian John Ridsdel was executed earlier in April.

Senator Enverga expressed his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Hall.

“My family and I are praying for Robert’s loved ones to find strength and comfort in this difficult time,” Senator Enverga ended.

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Lars Andersen

Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr.’s office

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