The least welcome of bulletins - Macleans.ca

The least welcome of bulletins

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Whenever a Canadian soldier dies overseas, a series of press releases go out over the gallery wire—official statements of remorse from the Governor General, Prime Minister and federal party leaders.

I’m not sure how often these comments are included in published reports anymore, so on the occasion of the latest deaths in Afghanistan here are links to where the latest statements have been posted online: Michaelle Jean, Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton.

(Note: That NDP statement is for previous casualties. A more recent statement may have gone out, but I don’t have it on file and it doesn’t appear to have been posted online.)