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January 26, 2014 07:30 ET

REMINDER: Statement by Minister Lebel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2014) -

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, made the following statement:

"On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost a loved one in the tragedy at the Residence du Havre in Isle-Verte. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts and courage of the rescue workers, residents and the entire community that are lending a hand and standing shoulder to shoulder in these difficult times. We understand that family and friends need privacy together and mourn. Consequently and out of respect, it is in our thoughts and prayers that we will be with you this Sunday, January 26, 2014."

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
    Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic
    Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838