OTTAWA – Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition and interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, issued the following statement regarding the murder of Canadian citizen Robert Hall by terrorists in the Philippines. “Canadians are shocked and outraged at the news today that a second Canadian citizen has been murdered by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Philippines. “Only weeks ago, after the execution of John Ridsdel, we expressed hope that the remaining hostages would be returned safely to their families. That will not happen now for the family and friends of Robert Hall, and we express our condolences to them in the wake of this terrible event. “The threat of radical and barbaric acts of terrorism remains very real. Canada is not immune to the danger presented by global terror networks. We must stand in solidarity not just with the victims but with our allies around the world as we work together to disrupt and destroy these terrorist organizations. “On behalf of the Official Opposition, I extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Hall’s family and loved ones. We hope you may find comfort in the support of your community and all Canadians in this terrible time.”