Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 21, 2010 22:47 ET

DND: Statement by Minister MacKay on Tropical Storm Igor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Cabinet Minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador, issued the following statement today:

"The Government of Canada, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces continue to closely monitor the effects and impact of Tropical Storm Igor as the storm system moves away from our Eastern coast. I spoke with Premier Danny Williams Tuesday and assured him that the Canadian Forces stand ready to respond should the support of its personnel, equipment and specialized capabilities be needed to help the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Canadian Forces have Provincial Liaison Officers working within, or in regular contact with, the respective Emergency Measures Organizations of all Atlantic provinces. The Canadian Forces have not received any requests for support, but we continue to stand ready to provide assistance, if required.

I join all Canadians in sending the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and all of Atlantic Canada, our best wishes. We know they will stand together and provide each the support for which Canadians are known." 

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