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Ottawa to give $25,000 in ‘immediate assistance’ per victim to Canadian families affected by downing of Ukraine International Flight 752

By Palak Mangat      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has enlisted Independent Senator Stan Kutcher, an expert on mental health, to provide advice on how to support the grieving families.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Jan. 17 with David Morrison, his new foreign and defence policy adviser, says the government will give $25,000 to the families of each Canadian who died aboard Flight 752. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

NATIONAL PRESS THEATRE—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said Ottawa is offering $25,000 in “immediate assistance” to the Canadian families of the victims killed on Jan. 8 when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by an Iranian missile, a few hours after Iran had fired several missiles at U.S. military targets in Iraq in response to the U.S. assassination of senior Iranian military commander. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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