Hughes delivers tribute to Algo Centre Mall tragedy in parliament
September 25th, 2012 - 3:01am
Ottawa – The roof collapse at the Algo Centre Mall that captured the attention of Canada in June was remembered in parliament today as Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP, Carol Hughes delivered a statement on the tragedy.
Hughes recounted the efforts of local emergency volunteers along with Toronto’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team; how the community rallied together as the story captured the attention of people across Canada and around the world.
The MP paid tribute to Lucie Aylwin and Doloris Perizzolo who lost their lives and to the indomitable spirit of the community that came together in grief to support each other in numerous ways.
“Tragically, Lucie Aylwin and Doloris Perizzolo lost their lives,” said Hughes. “I am sure all Members join me in extending our deepest sympathies to their family and loved ones.”
Hughes used her first opportunity to address the Commons with a statement to thank all the volunteers, organizations, businesses, individuals who sent prayers and best wishes, along with those who organized fundraisers or donated money across the country. Stating this showed just how generous and caring Canadians are.
“While this tragedy transformed the city of Elliot Lake, its residents remain determined and have begun rebuilding a strong, vibrant, northern community,” concluded Hughes.