“I am deeply saddened by the devastating news that 63 Canadians, including a large number of Albertans, were amongst the 176 passengers aboard Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 when it crashed earlier today near Tehran.
“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I extend my deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers.
“Alberta has been enriched by a small but dynamic and highly educated Iranian community. This is a terrible day for them, and I am sure that all Albertans join with me in expressing our condolences to the entire community, which is affected by this disaster.
“I thank the Government of Canada for pressing for an investigation into this crash, and offering support to the victims’ families.”