Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

January 23, 2014 12:43 ET

Message from the Governor General Following the Fire in L'Isle-Verte

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 23, 2014) - It was with great sadness that Sharon and I heard about this morning's fire at a senior's residence, in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. Our thoughts are with all those who lost a loved one and our prayers are with those who are still awaiting news.

We have no doubt that the community will come together to support each other through this terrible tragedy. Time and again we have seen the strength of Canadians, and we want the people of L'Isle-Verte to know that we stand with them during this difficult time.

To all those brave individuals who helped battle the fire, who worked to rescue people despite the danger, and who continue to do whatever they can for families in grief-from firefighters and paramedics to friends and strangers-we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

David Johnston

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