Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

London MPPs on sentencing verdict for London family’s killer

Published on February 22, 2024

QUEEN’S PARK – London's three MPPs released a statement following the sentencing for Nathaniel Veltman, which found his actions constituted “terrorist activity”. Veltman was earlier found guilty of the horrific murder of the Afzaal family in 2021:

“Since 2021, London’s Muslim community, friends and family of the Afzaal family, and our broader community have been mourning the senseless loss of life of Our London Family. This hateful act has sent shockwaves across our province.

“Over the past few months, we heard heart wrenching testimonies from family members, friends, and the young, sole survivor of the attack, who lost his entire family in the blink of an eye.

“Today’s sentencing verdict is a step towards justice for our community, and for the Afzaal family and their loved ones. Nothing will ever make up for this immense loss and the irreparable hurt to our community. But accountability is vital for a future in Ontario where vicious hate like this has no place.”

  • MPPs Peggy Sattler (London West), Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe), and Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre)