New Democrats share in the nation's sadness at the loss of a Canadian Soldier in Iraq

It is with sadness and regret that Catherine and I learned of the death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron and the injury of three other Canadian soldiers in Iraq.

We offer our most sincere condolences, on behalf of the entire NDP caucus, to Sergeant Doiron's family, friends and to his extended family - the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. We also wish a swift recovery to the three brave soldiers who were injured in this friendly fire incident.

New Democrats stand with the men and women of the Canadians Armed Forces and with all Canadians in their grief as we all reflect on Sergeant Doiron's great sacrifice.

Hon. Tom Mulcair Leader of the Official Opposition NDP