"On behalf of all Albertans, I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured during yesterday’s horrific violence in Saskatchewan. I have told Premier Scott Moe that Alberta is willing to provide any assistance that might be needed in response to these events.

"Starting today, flags at the Alberta Legislature and McDougall Centre will be lowered to half mast in solidarity with the people of Saskatchewan who mourn this immense loss of innocent life. The brutality and apparent randomness of these attacks have shocked the entire country. Albertans stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends in Saskatchewan in their grief.

"My heart also goes out to the people of the James Smith Cree Nation and to First Nations communities across Canada who feel the anger and sorrow of this tragedy in a deeper and far more personal way. Thank you to the law enforcement officers and first responders who answered the call of duty to treat victims and hopefully hunt down these attackers and bring them to justice."