Trudeau Issues Statement Following Deaths Of 63 Canadians In Plane Crash

“This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement following the crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines plane in Iran.

Here’s what Trudeau said:

“This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones in this tragedy. Our government will continue to work closely with its international partners to ensure that this crash is thoroughly investigated, and that Canadians’ questions are answered. Today, I assure all Canadians that their safety and security is our top priority. We also join with the other countries who are mourning the loss of citizens.

“Minister Champagne has been in touch with the government of Ukraine, and is speaking to relevant authorities and to international partners. Minister Garneau is also working with officials from Transport Canada, and is reaching out to his international counterparts.

“Friends and relatives of Canadian citizens believed to be on board can contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124, or by sending an email to [email protected] Canadian citizens in Iran requiring consular assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Ankara at +90 (312) 409 2700 or call Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613-996-8885.”

Trudeau also commented on Twitter:

“Heartbreaking news from Tehran this morning: 176 people, including 63 Canadians, have lost their lives in a tragic plane crash. My thoughts are with all those who are mourning the loss of family members, friends, and loved ones.”

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Steve Richards

Not even the cahonas to do a live statement. Who is Sophie, is she running a government dept. now? How about stating you have contacted Iranian officials about getting the bottom of the cause of the crash.

Ann

Bimbo Sophie and Idiot Trudeau do not speak on behalf of millions of Canadians! That is an embarrassment!

THOMAS TASS

A terrible thing plane crashes. Condolences to all families is appropriate. What does make this event a curious one is why 1/3 of the flight was composed of Canadian citizens going to Kiev. Demographic question. How many Canadians live in Iran???

Gary major

Im not impressed with our Prime Mistake how about you fellow Canadians?

Nolan Diamond

The Ukraine airliner, should not have been flying, in a basically Iran war zone.