Canada Offers Condolences Following Factory Building Collapse in Bangladesh

April 25, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the collapse of a ready-made-garment factory building near Dhaka:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our sincerest condolences to the people of Bangladesh.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured and those who lost family members or friends in this tragedy.

“Canada remains concerned about dangerous working conditions in the global ready-made-garment sector. We stress the importance for all governments to take concrete measures to provide workers with safe and healthy working conditions.”

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