Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
March 22, 2016

Statement from the premier regarding the attacks in Brussels

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski today issued the following statement on behalf of Yukoners, following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium:

“Yukon strongly condemns these cowardly and despicable acts of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims and all those affected by such tragic and unnecessary violence. We wish for the quick recovery of those injured.

“Violence against innocent civilians only deepens our resolve to stand against those who wish to destroy the fundamental values that Canadians and Yukoners hold dear: individual freedom, compassion, democracy and the rule of law.

“Yukoners stand with the people of Belgium at this difficult and painful time.”

Yukoners in Belgium or planning to travel to Belgium should consult the Government of Canada’s latest travel advice and advisories found here: travel.gc.ca/destinations/belgium.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

News Release #16-089