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Nunavut to support Fort McMurray forest fire victims

05 May 2016 

Statement 

Nunavut to support Fort McMurray forest fire victims 

Premier Peter Taptuna released the following statement: 

“The Government of Nunavut is responding to the emergency in Fort McMurray by contributing $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help those directly affected by the forest fires in Fort McMurray. 

It is a pillar of this government’s mandate to keep families healthy and build resilient communities. On behalf of Nunavut, I’m pleased to help the greater Canadian community, and provide aid to those displaced. 

To this end, Nunavut Protection Services has contacted the Alberta Emergency Management Agency to offer any logistic or administrative supports we have available. 

Inuit societal values teach us to serve and provide for family and community. On behalf of all Nunavummiut, I extend our thoughts to all those in Fort McMurray. Stay safe and strong; we are with you in spirit.” 

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Media Contact: 

Catriona Macleod 
Director of Communications 
Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs 
867-975-6049 
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca