Federal MPs donned hockey sweaters, bowed their heads in a second of silence and spoke of their collective grief Monday as they gathered within the Home of Commons for the primary time because the lethal bus crash 10 days in the past that decimated the Humboldt Broncos hockey staff.
Exterior the Commons, a lone hockey stick leaned in opposition to the doorway.
Inside, one after the subsequent, politicians clad in hockey sweaters representing myriad groups and leagues delivered teary-eyed tributes forward of the each day query interval – the primary because the April 6 crash that claimed 16 lives aboard the staff bus.
WATCH BELOW: MP’s within the Home of Commons paid tribute to the Humboldt Broncos
Conservative MP Dane Lloyd paid tribute to gamers Conner Lukan and Parker Tobin, each of whom grew up in his Alberta driving of Sturgeon River-Parkland and died within the crash.
Conservative MP Karen Vecchio mentioned numerous Canadians know what it’s wish to ship youngsters on a bus for camp, college or a sports activities match. Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, a former coach and hockey father, mentioned he by no means recalled pondering, “I hope all of them make it again” because the bus left the rink. Todd Doherty, a Conservative from B.C., mentioned of the crash: “We’re all numb.”
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Even throughout query interval, partisan sniping took a again seat when Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale praised the “demonstration of solidarity” within the Home for his residence province of Saskatchewan.
Conservative Chief Andrew Scheer, who additionally represents a Saskatchewan driving, added his appreciation for the “non-partisan sentiments which have introduced us all collectively in tribute to victims of the crash.”
Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos staff have died since their staff bus crashed with a semi-truck at a rural Saskatchewan intersection simply over every week in the past.
NDP MP Erin Weir mentioned the younger individuals killed within the crash weren’t simply nice hockey gamers, however have been additionally pillars of the neighborhood.
“They embodied a spirit of public service that evokes all Canadians and that we must always attempt to emulate right here on this Parliament,” mentioned Weir, who additionally represents a Saskatchewan driving.