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Canada’s PM sends condolences

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Canada’s PM sends condolences

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Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday issued the following statement on the death of David Thompson, Prime Minister of Barbados: “I was deeply saddened to learn today [Saturday] of the passing of Prime Minister Thompson after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. “Prime Minister Thompson was deeply committed to implementing social programmes for families, children and youth, both in his country and beyond.  This was evident in his interventions in the Commonwealth and in the Caribbean Community.  “I last met with Prime Minister Thompson during the Commonwealth leaders summit in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009.   “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to his wife Marie-Josephine Mara, his three daughters Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie and the people of Barbados. “He will be missed.”