Statement: Ottawa-area Tragedy

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Mike Schreiner, leader of the GPO, made the following statement on the tragic crash in Ottawa earlier today: 
“I was deeply saddened to learn about this morning’s tragic collision between an OC Transpo bus and Via passenger train. 
 
On behalf of GPO members, I offer heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who were injured and lost their lives.
 
I understand the deeply felt shock and horror at this news, as a regular user of public transit and Via rail.
 
My thoughts and prayers  are with everyone affected by this tragedy. 
 
I want to thank the police, fire, and emergency personnel working to provide assistance and treat the injured.”