Trudeau responded to the Boston attack offering his condolences on Monday.
“I was shocked and saddened to hear of the explosions that occurred today at the Boston Marathon.
During what was an event worthy of celebration for thousands of people – including many Canadians – this senseless act of violence has left us reeling.
My thoughts and condolences are with all those in Boston at this time, especially the victims and their families.”Harper's statement responds to a segment of a CBC interview with Trudeau where Peter Mansbridge asked him how he would deal with a terrorist attack should one happen in Canada.
“We have to look at the root causes,” Trudeau said. “Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue.
“But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?”
“I really hope that Mr. Harper rethinks the extent and the lengths he’s willing to go to personally attack people and to politicize tragedies like that.”
“The Conservatives are already back in the gutter. Now they’re using pictures from a charity fashion show to attack me and undermine what we've built... They've seen what we can do and they’re desperately trying to drown us out with the childish, food-fight politics.”