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 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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For more information please contact:

Lars Andersen

Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr.’s office

613-996- 8895

lars.andersen@sen.parl.gc.ca