Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

April 12, 2007 13:45 ET

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the Death of Master Corporal Allan Stewart and Trooper Patrick James Pentland in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2007) - "This has been a difficult week for Canada. My husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, and I would like to extend our condolences to the families and friends of Master Corporal Allan Stewart and Trooper Patrick James Pentland. Our hearts also go out to the soldiers who were injured during this incident; we know how worried their loved ones must be.

Last month in Afghanistan, I saw for myself how committed the women and men of the Canadian Forces are in their efforts to restore security and stability to the Afghan people.

We recognize the difficulty and the dangers of this mission and we must salute and honour the extraordinary courage with which our soldiers carry out their duties. Our thoughts are with them."
Michaelle Jean

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