Ottawa, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives today issued the following statement on the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team: “As a parent and a Saskatchewanian, it is hard to find the words to capture the terrible incident that took place overnight. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who lost loved ones last night, and Jill and I are praying for a speedy recovery of all those injured and who remain in hospital. “It is the worst kind of tragedy any parent or friend can imagine, and the strength of the Humboldt community, and communities across the region that have been touched by this loss, will be so important now. I have no doubt that the people of Saskatchewan will come together to support each other during this extremely difficult time. “I would like to also take this opportunity to thank the first responders who arrived on scene to treat the injured. “On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I offer my deepest condolences to the Humboldt Broncos organization, their family and friends, as well as all Saskatchewanians touched by this terrible tragedy.” -30- For more information, please contact: Daniel Schow [email protected] (613) 286-1050 Virginie Bonneau [email protected] (613) 294-8150