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Statement by Minister Lebel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/25/14 -- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, made the following statement:

"On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to those who lost a loved one in the tragedy at the Residence du Havre in Isle-Verte. I also would also like to acknowledge the efforts and courage of the rescue workers, residents and the entire community that are lending a hand and standing shoulder to shoulder in these difficult times. We understand that family and friends need privacy together and mourn. Consequently and out of respect, it is in our thoughts and prayers that we will be with you this Sunday, January 26, 2014."

Contacts:
Michele-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
613-943-1838

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