Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: We Are All Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: We Are All Toronto

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Editorial Exchange: We are all Toronto

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An editorial from the Charlottetown Guardian, published April 25:

If you're like the majority of Islanders, you likely feel a connection to Toronto.

Maybe you lived there at one time or your friends or family live in city now. Perhaps you work next to someone who's from there. Maybe you've only taken a trip there once.

Whatever the case, there's no doubt Monday's horrific and tragic attack cut much too close to the quick here in our small province.

It will be some time before we know exactly what led a person to drive a van down a busy stretch of sidewalk on Yonge Street in Toronto's north end, killing 10 pedestrians and injuring another 15.

But even if we did know why, would the end result make any more sense to us?

Monday's attack was not unique in terms of how it was carried out -in recent years there has been a series of deadly attacks around the world in which vehicles were used as weapons against pedestrians or bystanders.

What is unique is that this time the attack happened in Canada, and we don't yet know the full extent of how its impact will ripple across the rest of the country.

Take today's issue of The Guardian for example. …

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