Today in the Legislature: Alberta Liberal MLA David Swann made the following statement on the Humboldt tragedy:
As a father and grandfather of a passionate hockey player let me express my deepest sympathies on this heartbreaking tragedy. Neither tears nor words can adequately express the devastating loss. I and many Canadians are still struggling to understand this profound incident.
Amidst the devastating sorrow there is hope. We have rallied as Canadians to support families and friends who have suffered the loss and injury of loved ones. We also stand with the community of Humboldt which has been so dramatically impacted.
As a nation we are still in mourning. But, we are also showing that we care. Canadians are launching fundraising campaigns, opening their homes and reaching out to provide emotional support. Canadians are doing all they can to help. I applaud their efforts and urge them to continue this assistance.
We are a nation that stands together in the wake of this tragedy as we continue to grieve.
I encourage Albertans struggling with the emotional impact of this crash to reach out to family, friends and if needed a mental health professional. You are not alone.