Green Party Statement on Tragedy in Tofino

(OTTAWA) –Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), issued the following statement after a tour vessel from a Tofino whale-watching company sank Sunday afternoon with 27 people on boar

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by this terrible tragedy. This incident has shaken the close-knit community of Tofino, and I know that the weeks and months ahead will be difficult.

“I thank the first responders and members of the local First Nations and Tofino communities for helping with the rescue efforts.

“On behalf of the Green Party, I extend my deepest condolences to the friends and families of the five British tourists whose lives were lost in Tofino yesterday.”

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