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Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks in the House of Commons addressing the attacks in the Nation's Capital:
"Thank you, colleagues.
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin today by recognizing and thanking the Leader of the Opposition and the Honourable Member for Papineau for their kind remarks and words of encouragement yesterday evening.
"Mr. Speaker, in our system, in our country, we are opponents but we are never enemies.
"We are Canadians, one and all.
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