Conférence de 2016 des premiers ministres de l’Ouest canadien

COMMUNIQUÉ – Western Premiers express support for the people of Fort McMurray

Vancouver – May  5, 2016 - Western Premiers began their annual meeting in Vancouver today with  an expression of support for Fort McMurray and other affected northern  communities. Premiers praised the courage and dedication of local citizens and  emergency responders in this challenging time of crisis and loss, and expressed  appreciation for the generous spirit demonstrated by surrounding communities  and the many Canadians who have donated time, money, and energy to help people  displaced by the fire.

Alberta  expressed its appreciation for the support pouring in from across Canada. The resources  and timely assistance provided by the federal, provincial and territorial  governments will provide welcome relief to exhausted Albertans on the front  lines.

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