Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, PM Trudeau offer condolences on death of Queen

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, PM Trudeau offer condolences on death of Queen
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, where she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative party to become Prime Minister and form a new government, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to comment shortly on the death of the Queen from Vancouver, where he is gathered with his federal cabinet ministers for a retreat.

Cabinet ministers changed into black and muted colours of clothing earlier today as the country awaited more news on the health of the monarch.

In a statement on Twitter, Trudeau says his thoughts are with the members of the Royal Family at this difficult time, and that Canadians will always remember her “wisdom, compassion and warmth.”

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says in a tweet that she offered her “deepest condolences” to the Royal Family and that Canadians across the country will mourn the loss.

The longest-serving British monarch and Canadian head of state died today at 96.

Buckingham Palace announced her death in a statement hours after the palace said the monarch had been placed under medical supervision because doctors were concerned for her health.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2022.

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