Statement By Diane Finley on the Ethiopian Plane Crash

“It was deeply saddening to hear of the tragedy in Ethiopia which took many lives, including 18 Canadians and our community’s own Dawn Tanner. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her family, friends and the entire community, as well to all of those affected who are grieving this tragic loss.

I have reached out to Canada’s Transportation Minister to advise him of our community’s loss. I offered him my support for the Government of Canada to use the full extent of our abilities to investigate this crash and to determine the cause.

The families impacted by this tragedy deserve answers, and Canadians are expecting the government to uphold the highest safety standards so that they can continue to have confidence in the safety of our airlines”