December 28, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today released the following statement:
“Like all Canadians, we were extremely saddened to hear of the loss of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.
“The thoughts and prayers of our entire country are with the families and friends of the missing during this distressing time.
“Canadian officials in Jakarta remain in close contact with local authorities to determine how Canada can best assist during this difficult time.
“Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 should contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling 1-800-387-3124 or 613-996-8885. They may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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