Canada Offers Condolences Following Typhoon Fanapi in Taiwan

(No. 312 – September 23, 2010 – 8:45 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today offered Canada’s condolences to the people of Taiwan after typhoon Fanapi claimed two lives and left more than 100 people injured.

“On behalf of the government and people of Canada, I offer condolences to the friends and family members of those who lost their lives,” said Minister Cannon. “I also extend my sympathies to all those affected by the typhoon.”

Canadians in Taiwan requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei at 886 (2) 8723-3000, or make a collect call to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Emergency Operations Centre at 613-996-8885. They may also send an email to sos@international.gc.ca.

Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the affected area should contact the Emergency Operations Centre at 1-800-387-3124 or 613-943-1055. They may also send an email to the address above.

For up-to-date information, consult Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Travel Report for Taiwan.

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For further information, media representatives may contact:

Melissa Lantsman
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874