I issued the following statement to the residents of Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson on behalf of city council on the OC Transpo bus accident on Friday, Jan. 11.
“As a former resident of Ottawa through high school and university, and on behalf of Burlington City Council, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the tragic bus accident; our hearts go out to you.
Our thoughts are also with those who were injured, we wish them well in their recoveries. And we also have in our thoughts those who were witnesses to this traumatic event.
I would like to recognize the heroic efforts of Ottawa’s first responders and the nurses and doctors who tended to those in need. We are always grateful for your service, especially in times like these.
“All residents of Burlington stand with their fellow residents of Ottawa during this difficult time.”