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Statement from the Ombudsman

Ombudsman commemorates 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

OTTAWA, September 11, 2011 – Today Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Crime, Sue O'Sullivan, paid respects to the thousands of lives lost as a result of a series of attacks on September 11, 2001 at a commemorative ceremony in New York City.

"The devastating loss of a loved one is only ever compounded when it comes as the result of senseless violence," said Ms. O'Sullivan. "I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of all of the victims, including those brave men and women who risked and lost their lives in the rescue efforts. We will remember them always."

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime helps victims to address their needs, promotes their interests and makes recommendations to the federal government on issues that impact victims.

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