Mr. Speaker, in recent days, deadly earthquakes have struck Ecuador and Japan.
Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has killed hundreds and injured thousands.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of two Canadians, Jennifer Mawn and her son, Arthur Laflamme. On behalf of the members of the House, I would like to express our most sincere condolences to the Mawn and Laflamme families, their friends, and all those affected by this devastating earthquake.
We would also like to wish a prompt recovery for those people who were injured. Canadian officials at the Quito embassy are working hard to give the families and Canadians affected by this earthquake all the help they need.
Canada will continue to work with local authorities in Ecuador and Japan to assess the impact of these earthquakes and the needs on the ground.
Today, however, our thoughts are with the Mawn and Laflamme families.