OTTAWA PROVIDES $25K TO FAMILIES OF CANADIAN VICTIMS ON UKRAINIAN FLIGHT 752

Jan 17, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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The federal government will give $25,000 to the families of each of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents killed aboard the downed Ukrainian airliner.
(Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)
In making the announcement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the families cannot wait for compensation from Iran and that the money will help them with funeral and flight arrangements.
”We haven’t looked at what the full compensation would end up looking like from Iran, but I can assure you that any money from Iran to the victims would go straight to them,” the prime minister said.
”It wouldn’t be to reimburse the Canadian government.”
Trudeau’s update came as Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is in Oman for a face-to-face with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The meeting comes the day after Canada and four other countries that lost citizens in the crash came up with a listof demands they planned to present to Iran.
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