Wildfires in Fort McMurray
May 04, 2016
OTTAWA: Wednesday evening, May 3, before speaking on Bill C-14, ‘Medical Assistance in Dying,’ Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead stated the following in the House:
“Mr. Speaker, just before I begin my speech, I would like to say to the people of Fort McMurray tonight that my heart and thoughts go to them. They are fleeing their community tonight. Eighty thousand people have to evacuate. They are fighting for their lives tonight. We are thinking of them.”
Our office has heard that the fire has torn through a number of residential areas. Due to the location of the fire Highway 63 has been closed. Residents of Fort McMurray have been advised to head north to take refuge at the work camps belonging to the various oil sands developers.
“I call on the Federal Government to provide any resources they can to help fight the fire and assist with relief efforts,” concluded MP Eglinski.