The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wish to express solidarity with our cartooning colleagues and educators in France.
Viewed from our shores, the violence perpetrated by extremists has been shocking and deeply saddening.
Citizens have the right to disagree with the content of a cartoon, but that right can under no circumstances include a violent response.
The murder of Samuel Paty was a dreadful act and something no educator should ever have to fear.
Our members stand with the people of France and insist that crimes against cartooning professionals and the educators that bravely bring context to their material should never be tolerated or justified.
The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald.