Canada Offers Condolences after Pakistani Plane Crash

(No. 239 - July 28, 2010 - 4:15 p.m.) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement offering Canada’s condolences following the crash of a commercial aircraft into the hills surrounding Islamabad:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I wish to offer my most sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the crash of Airblue flight ED202. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the people of Pakistan as they face this terrible tragedy.”

- 30 -

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Melissa Lantsman
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada