HALIFAX- "It was with profound sadness that we learned yesterday of the deaths of four United Nations military observers, including one Canadian, killed last evening in an Israeli bomb attack on a clearly marked UN patrol base in Lebanon.
"This tragedy further highlights the need for an immediate ceasefire to be declared by all sides in this conflict.
"Canadians are deeply proud of Canada’s historical and current contributions to the United Nations, to peacekeeping and to comprehensive peace building around the world. The deaths of these four unarmed observers reminds us all of the courageous service, and immense sacrifice of those who offer their lives in the service of peace.
"On behalf of our leader Jack Layton and all New Democrats, I offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the four UN observers."
[July 19, 2006]