Lieutenant-General Hainse addresses recent Canadian soldier deaths

Statement / November 28, 2013 / Project number: 13-0159

Ottawa, Ontario — The loss of a soldier, in any circumstance, is tragic and we mourn with the family and friends of the deceased while the Canadian Army endeavours to support them in their loss.

As the Commander of the Canadian Army, I am disturbed by the loss of three of our soldiers.  The Canadian Army cares deeply for each and every member. It goes without saying that we take every death seriously and as such we will explore all facets of these situations to try and learn from them and reduce future occurrences while also providing the best support to the Army family whenever a death does occur.