The death of seven children in a Halifax house fire has shocked and saddened our union.

My thoughts are with the young victims’ family and loved ones. No parent should ever have to bury their children.

I pray that the two adult survivors of the fire, who are still in hospital and who are presumed to be the victims’ parents, will one find the strength to recover.

On behalf of our union’s 125,000 members, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to everyone affected by these events.

In sympathy and solidarity,

François Laporte
Teamsters Canada