The Canadian government will reach out to the widow of a permanent Canadian resident killed in Egypt this week.
Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, told QMI Agency Saturday the government is looking into the matter.
"At this current time, we are investigating the circumstances of what happened. Our embassy over there will follow up with Egyptian authorities and we'll be in touch with the family to see what kind of consular services the government can provide," Obhrai said.
Amr Kassem, 26, was shot and killed at a protest Friday in Alexandria, according to media reports. He lived in Toronto with his wife and young child. The family was visiting relatives in Egypt when violence broke out this week.
Kassem is one of more than 700 people reportedly killed in Egypt this past week in a series of violent clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi.