Office of the Honourable Helena Guergis Minister of State for Status of Women

February 25, 2010 15:12 ET

Statement by the Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - "On February 19, I was rushing to catch a flight at the Charlottetown Airport and spoke emotionally to some staff members. Regardless of my workload and personal circumstances, it was not appropriate and I apologize to airport and Air Canada staff.

"It was certainly not my intention to create any additional stress for airport or Air Canada employees who already have a very difficult job.

"My father was born in Summerside and many of my relatives still live on the Island, which I love and visit almost every year. To me, it is a very special place that demonstrates the best Canada has to offer. I wish to express my appreciation to all the hard-working people who make it so welcoming."

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  • Office of the Honorable Helena Guergis
    Martin J. Paquet
    Director of Communications