Statement by Minister Cannon on Forest Fire in Israel

(No. 382 - December 3, 2010 - 4:20 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the forest fire near Haifa, Israel:

“On behalf of the government and people of Canada, I offer my condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and wish a quick recovery to those who were injured. My thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible fire.

“The Government of Canada is working rapidly to identify Canadian assistance that could be provided to Israel to ensure the fire is extinguished as soon as possible. We stand with the people of Israel in this time of need.”

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