January 27, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today issued the following statement:
“On behalf of all Canadians, we express the profound sympathy of our country to the families and friends of those killed and injured. We stand with our Brazilian friends at this difficult time.
“We are working with Brazilian authorities to determine whether Canadians are among the victims.
“Should consular assistance be required, we stand ready to provide it to the families and loved ones of those lost in this tragedy.”
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