Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement after the attacks in Paris:
“Like all Canadians, I was shocked and sickened by the news from Paris.
“For centuries, France has been a beacon of light and example for the world, and remains one of our closest friends and allies. Tonight, all Canadians and British Columbians stand with them, both in grief for those who were killed, but also in resolve. Those who commit such acts of violence want to change us, and our shared values. They will fail.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and with security personnel who put their lives at risk to keep others safe.
Vive la France.”