The latest news on the attack in London, Ont.

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The latest news on the vehicle attack in London, Ont., that killed four members of a Muslim family and seriously injured a nine-year-old boy on Sunday (all times eastern):


9:30 a.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is suggesting a probable link between Sunday's deadly attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., and online hate.

"We just had a terrible tragedy a couple of nights ago, where a Muslim family three generations out for a walk on the side of the road, and they were viciously and inexplicably rundown deliberately," Trudeau said this morning during an online conference on government and the internet.

"And we don't yet know all the causes or reasons, but there is probably an element of online invitation to violence or access to things that we have to think about."

Trudeau used the incident to highlight the threat posed by online hate, suggesting government and tech companies must work together to regulate such content while respecting privacy and freedom of expression.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2021.

The Canadian Press