OTTAWA, ON – Cape Breton-Canso M.P. Rodger Cuzner raised made the following statement in the House of Commons today regarding the tragic events in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Like all other members in this House, I continue to watch the events unfold in Fort McMurray. I had the great pleasure to make McMurray my home for almost 10 years. I have always bristled at the impression that some Canadians have of the Fort, seeing it as a little more than a national ATM.
Canadians who have had the chance to spend time there know it is an absolutely fabulous community; a community that has welcomed people from this country and from all corners of the world who have built a progressive, dynamic city, with amenities that are envied by cities much larger; a community that has been built with a pioneer spirit by caring, compassionate people, making it a great place to live and a wonderful place to raise a family.
I spoke with a number of friends last night where were fleeing the city. The tension and fear in their voices was obvious and understandable.
For decades, the community of Fort McMurray has been there for thousands of Canadians.
Whenever this ordeal ends, the people of Fort Mac have to know that this government, and indeed this Parliament, will stand with them as they rebuild this great community.“
For more information:
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
Phone: 902-842-9403 (office) 902-574-1705 (mobile)