Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne holds a new conference to provide an update on the plane crash in Iran, in Ottawa Friday, January 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Foreign Affairs Minister Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne holds a new conference to provide an update on the plane crash in Iran, in Ottawa Friday, January 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne/ The Canadian Press
Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is chairing today a meeting at Canada House in London that the federal government hopes will lead to justice and financial compensation for the families of the victims of a Ukrainian jet shot down by Iran.
All 176 people aboard were killed last week, including at least 89 with ties to Canada.
Champagne is meeting with representatives of four other countries that lost citizens in the crash — Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and Britain.
The meeting will open with a moment of reflection to remember the victims.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Iran is co-operating with the two Canadian investigators on the scene, but he wants Canada to have official standing in the international investigation.
On Wednesday, the prime minister's parliamentary secretary said the government was exploring options for compensating victims' families in the interim because the international process could drag on for years.
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