Statement By Canada’s Prime Minister On The Disastrous Fort McMurray Fire

 “To those who have lost so much: we are resilient, we are Canadians, and we will make it through this difficult time, together.”

Posted May 6th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s response to the Fort McMurray fire:

“Today, I speak for all Canadians when I say that our hearts go out to the families affected by this terrible fire. We are thinking of – and praying for – the people of Fort McMurray. Though Alberta’s loss is profound, we will get through this tragedy together: as friends, as neighbours, as Canadians.fort-mcmurray-fire

“I encourage everyone to make a donation to http://www.redcross.ca , and help the thousands of displaced residents of Fort McMurray.

“The Government of Canada will match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Fort McMurray relief effort. Our commitment will apply to individual charitable donations made within Canada, it will be backdated to May 3rd, 2016, and it will continue until May 31st, 2016. There will be no financial cap on the federal government’s contribution.

“We applaud the Government of Alberta, who has also agreed to match donations. As a result, for every dollar donated by Canadians, the Red Cross will receive a total of $3.fort m fire

“The outpouring of goodwill and compassion we have already seen from Canadians across the country has not only been inspirational, but stands as a testament to who we are as a nation.

“I would once again like to thank the many first responders who are working tirelessly, day and night, to fight this fire. To those who have lost so much: we are resilient, we are Canadians, and we will make it through this difficult time, together.”

(A note from Niagara At Large – If you are interested in making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross to assist the many victims of this unfolding disaster click on https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610&gclid=CKLZqomnxswCFQEGaQodmPUAVA   .

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