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Ottawa, Ontario, January 23, 2014 – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, expressed his condolences to the family and friends of those affected in the overnight fire in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones in this tragic event. Seniors are siblings, spouses, parents, and grandparents, and we join with their families today in solidarity as we offer our prayers and take this tragedy to heart.

I would like to thank all the first-responders who have been working around the clock to rescue and treat the victims of this horrific fire. Our thoughts and prayers are now with the loved ones of those lost and those still missing.”

For further information:
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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