Statement from FCM President Jenny Gerbasi on the Humboldt Broncos bus crash (10/04/2018)
On behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as well as municipal governments across the country, I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the families, friends and communities torn apart by last week's tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
There are no words to soothe the heartache of 15 lives cut short. There are no words to capture the painful injustice of so many sons, brothers and fathers who will never return home. And there are no words to describe the immense loss that communities so closely bound together must now be forced to bear.
But out of darkness, the human spirit seeks light. And in our deepest despair, we seek each other. So to every community impacted - Humboldt, Allan, Montmartre, Carrot River, Strasbourg, Saskatoon, all in Saskatchewan, as well as St. Albert, Slave Lake, Lethbridge, Stony Plain, Edmonton, all in Alberta - know that your fellow communities and your fellow Canadians are here to support you. Today. Tomorrow. And always.