The stays of about 30 Canadian residents and permanent residents who have been victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 have been buried in Iran, in accordance with the prime minister’s parliamentary secretary.
The aircraft was shot down by the Iranian navy close to Tehran final week, killing all 176 folks on board, together with 57 Canadian residents.
In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Omar Alghabra, MP for Mississauga Centre, instructed host Evan Solomon “about 30 Canadians” — residents and permanent residents — have been buried in Iran. He additionally stated two our bodies are being repatriated to Canada “this weekend or the coming days.”
“We are seeing progress,” Alghabra stated. “That does not mean we should not be vigilant and careful and watching carefully every step. That’s why we also need a verifiable, independent, investigation.”
Earlier Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press convention in Ottawa to announce non permanent monetary help for households of the victims of Flight PS752.
The authorities will present $25,000 to the households of Canadian residents and permanent residents killed in the crash final Wednesday however Trudeau famous this doesn’t substitute the anticipated compensation from Iran.
“We expect Iran to compensate these families, but they can’t wait weeks. They need support now,” stated Trudeau.
The cash will go in direction of assuaging journey and burial prices. On high of economic help, the federal government has established a help line and on-line inbox for details about visa issues.
At the press convention, he additionally stated all households affected have been consulted about whether or not they wished their family members repatriated or buried overseas.
Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne represented Canada in London on Thursday the place international locations with victims in the crash deliberated how greatest to maneuver ahead with the investigation.
Canada, Britain, Sweden, Afghanistan and Ukraine all referred to as on Iran to respect households’ needs on repatriating the stays of the 176 victims, full entry for consular officers and investigators, and an impartial and credible prison investigation into final week’s crash.
With information from The Canadian Press