Minister Baird Offers Condolences to Mexican People

(No. 344 - November 11, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. HAT) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement upon the tragic helicopter accident that killed high-ranking officials of the Mexican government:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Francisco Blake Mora, Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, and Felipe de Jesús Zamora Castro, Sub-secretary of Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

“Mr. Mora was a leader in the fight against drug trafficking and he will be sorely missed.

“We also extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the other six victims of this fatal crash.

“Canada is a friend of Mexico and we stand by its people at this time of national grief.”

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