Published On: Wed, Mar 30th, 2016

Canadian flags at half mast to honour Lahore blasts victims

The Canadian flag on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill flies at half-mast in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, following the bombings in Brussels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The Canadian flag on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill flies at half-mast in Ottawa. Photo credits: The Canadian Press

The Lahore Blasts on Easter Sunday that shocked the world has had many countries responding with condolences and giving tribute to the lives lost in the tragic bombings.

Early on Monday morning it was made that Canada’s flag will be at half mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa. When this is done it means that the Canadian flag will be half mast at every government building in Canada.


Flags at half mast in front of McDougall centre in Calgary. Photo credits: The Canadian Press.

The decision commemorates the 69 victims of the attack in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 27, 2016.

“It is with deep sadness that Alberta joins the world in mourning all the victims of the Easter Sunday bombing.

We unite with the global community in condemning this horrific and deliberate act that has caused such suffering to families in Lahore, across Pakistan and around the globe, including right here at home. Albertans of every heritage share in the shock and grief.


Our thoughts are with the families of the victims as we wish a speedy recovery for the more than 340 who were wounded.


a message from Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

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