Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the 1st anniversary of the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team:

“As a parent and a Saskatchewanian, I still find myself without adequate words to capture how this tragedy has been felt by our province, and our nation. A year may have dulled the sharpness of the pain, but no passage of time can change the depth of our sorrow.

“I continue to be inspired by the strength of the Humboldt community, and communities across the region that have been touched by this loss. The outpouring of love and support from across our great province, and indeed the world, for the families who have lost loved ones and for the injured players on their road to recovery has been truly incredible.

“The love of hockey brings us together as Canadians. I, like many, have been inspired by the determination shown by the injured players to get back on the ice and their commitment to their teammates.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I offer my continued support and prayers to the Humboldt Broncos organization, their family and friends, as well as all Canadians touched by this terrible tragedy.”


For more information, please contact:

Daniel Schow
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(613) 286-1050

Virginie Bonneau
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(613) 294-8150