Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Fort McMurray evacuees return

May 18, 2016 Fort McMurray evacuees could return home starting June 1 More than 80,000 residents displaced by wildfire living at evacuation centres or with friends, family. For a few moments Wednesday, political differences were set aside, when Wildrose Opposition leader Brian Jean — who lost his own house to the flames — thanked the NDP government for its efforts on behalf of his constituents.Jean took over the podium for a few minutes and spoke of the anguish and grief shared by the people he represents in the legislature. "I know that every morning I've been receiving messages from my family," said Jean, who paused briefly, the words caught in his throat, "my friends, and my neighbours. They are tired, stressed, and waiting to hear this news." CBC

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