Green Party Statement on the anniversary of Ukraine Airlines crash

OTTAWA  – The Green Party of Canada issued the following statement today, on the first anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 minutes after it took off from Tehran International Airport in Iran on January 8, 2020.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the families, friends and communities who lost loved ones one year ago today,” said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “Their grief is unimaginable, and our hearts go out to each and every one of them.

“Among the 176 people who died that day, were 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. This tragedy reverberated across Canada, touching communities from coast to coast to coast. 

“The Green Party of Canada will continue to call for a full and independent investigation into this tragedy and to advocate for the rights of victims and their families.” 

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Rosie Emery

Press Secretary