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Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016

Message from the Governor General of Canada
Following Brussels Attacks

OTTAWA―This morning, we awoke to startling and horrible news from Brussels. The loss of life in this attack is heartbreaking. The resolve of the people of Belgium, however, remains strong.

Sharon and I remember with great fondness our visits to Belgium. Two years ago, I stood at Menin Gate in Ypres. There, I urged people to never forget our responsibility to remember the fallen. I repeat that message today, only now for those who were lost in this heinous act. We have a responsibility to honour their memories and to honour the principles we share as countries.

Canadians across the country join us in sending our thoughts to all those who were wounded and our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those we have lost today. We will remember.

David Johnston



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Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office

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