Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 06, 2007 17:05 ET

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the death of Corporal Benoit Chevalier

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 6, 2007) - "My husband Jean-Daniel Lafond and I were deeply saddened by the news of the terrible accident that occurred in Sinai, claiming the life of Corporal Benoit Chevalier, Control Operator from 3 Wing, Bagotville, Quebec.

Corporal Chevalier belonged to the Canadian Contingent of the Multinational Forces and Observers in El Gorah, of which Canada is among the 11 participating states. Members of the Canadian Forces involved in this operation are committed to carrying out peace efforts in this region. We applaud their remarkable work.

I join Canadians in offering our most sincere condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Corporal Chevalier.

Our thoughts are with our fellow Frenchwomen and men who are also mourning the loss of numerous soldiers as a result of this tragic accident."

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