Support for Eastern Canada

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to inform my colleagues about the support the Government of Nunavut has provided to communities in Eastern Canada who have been impacted by hurricane Fiona.

On Saturday, September 24, hurricane Fiona hit Nova Scotia, eastern Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The storm left many without power and tremendous debris throughout communities. Storm surges swept away homes. I was saddened to hear there were lives lost due to this historic, extreme weather event. 

Mr. Speaker, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada. Our thoughts are with those strong Canadians who are dealing with the devastating aftermath.

To assist in recovery, the Government of Nunavut is responding with a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to help those directly affected.

Inuit societal values teach us to provide for family and community. The Government of Nunavut is pleased to assist in supporting relief efforts in the region. Nunavummiut stand with our friends in the east coast.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.