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Statement by MP Ted Falk on the Ukraine International Airlines Crash

[:en]Steinbach, MB – Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, released the following statement today regarding the Ukraine International Airlines crash:

“It was heartbreaking this morning to hear the news of a Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran that killed all 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of all those who were lost in this terrible tragedy.”

Falk advises that friends and relatives of Canadian citizens believed to be on board can contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124, or by sending an email to Canadian citizens in Iran requiring consular assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Ankara at +90 (312) 409 2700 or call Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613-996-8885.[:]