Canada Saddened by Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight

March 8, 2014 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370:

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends of those on board.

“We have received preliminary reports indicating that two Canadian citizens were aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China.

“We are working with local authorities to gather more information on the situation, and officials are in the process of contacting the next of kin. No further information is available at this time.”

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