OTTAWA, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes:
"Today, I join all Parliamentarians and Canadians to mourn the sudden passing of Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my deepest condolences to his wife Claudine, his two children, and his friends, colleagues, and the many people he represented in his riding.
"Since 2004, Gord proudly served his constituents, drawing on his experience as a town councillor, a businessman, and an active community member and leader.
"He always showed a deep appreciation and understanding of what it took to bring people together, including our parliamentary community. He brought warmth and kindness to the House of Commons, and was a good friend to everyone, on all sides of the aisle.
"Gord, you will be greatly missed."
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