Harper visits Resolute Bay

PM offers condolences to families of crash victims

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered his condolences to the community of Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on Tuesday. “Though Resolute appears on the map to be a very long distance away from many Canadians, the reality is that the families here are in the thoughts and prayers of millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.” Harper’s annual Arctic visit commenced only two days after the First Air flight crash that killed 12 people and injured 3 others this weekend. Among the victims was a little girl, a couple due to be married and a New Brunswick construction worker who had overcome his fear of flying to board the plane. Harper is also scheduled to visit a gold mine in the town of Baker Lake.

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