They were very quick to apprehend the suspect and charged him for the crime.
However, what was even more comforting was the way the Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau reacted to the act of terror.
Excerpts from the above report :
Trudeau, who has made a point of welcoming refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, told parliament in Ottawa: "Make no mistake, this was a terrorist attack."
"Last night this community experienced something that no community should ever have to know: Unspeakable cruelty and violence perpetrated on those who came together in friendship and in faith," Trudeau said later at a vigil attended by hundreds who braved frigid temperatures in Quebec City.
He added a personal message to Canada's 1 million Muslims:
"We stand with you. We love you and we support you and we will always defend and protect your right to gather together and pray today and every day," Trudeau added.
What a contrast this Trudeau guy is compared with his southern neighbour, the new US president Donald Trump, who as far as I'm concerned doesn't make it too difficult for me to assume that he doesn't like Muslims.
You can just google "Trump muslims" to know why I don't like him very much.
Back to Trudeau, I think he's now my favourite western leader.
He seems to be such a nice guy and good leader.
He's good looking too.
Well, I'm going to read more about him.
Anyway, I always like Canada.
I have never been there but whatever I know about it suggest that it's a beautiful country.
Huge open spaces with relatively small population.
The few Canadians whom I met also seemed to be good people.
I think Canada is something like America...but without too many obnoxious people.
I wish I can visit it someday.