January 23rd, 2014

Statement from the Official Opposition Leader on the tragic fire in L’Isle-Verte

I am deeply saddened by the terrible fire that broke out at La Résidence du Havre leaving death and devastation in its wake. There are no words to express our shock when I think of the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives and those who are still missing. I would also like to underline the courage and dedication of the firefighters who despite the intense flames and danger to themselves rescued residents in distress.

My wife Catherine and I join all New Democrats in expressing our heartfelt sympathies after this tragedy. This horrible fire will affect the entire community for years to come. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims. Last night, the community of L'Isle-Verte was struck by a devastating fire. This morning, we stand in solidarity with all members of the community.