CUPE Saskatchewan and our members that work in schools across the province wish to express our deepest regrets for the tragedy that occurred in La Loche last week. Our condolences to the students and staff at the school and to the whole community of La Loche and the surrounding Dene Nations. Most importantly, our sympathy goes to the families and friends of the victims.
It is difficult to know when tragedy will strike. We can only support each other and work to address the root causes of such terrible events. As a society we must do more to support young people and to ensure that everyone has access to the services and resources they need.
Jackie Christianson, Chairperson of the Education Workers Steering Committee
Tom Graham, President, CUPE Saskatchewan