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Statement from Deputy Mayor John MacKenzie

“The war that has broken out has shocked us, and on behalf of the Mayor and Common Council, I extend our deepest condolences to everyone affected. We mourn the loss of all innocent civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian whose lives have suddenly been taken. Our hearts and minds are with our Israeli and Palestinian Saint John residents and their families, who are dealing with this tragedy, and we want them to know that we have them in our hearts and prayers.”

In recognition of the innocent lives that have suddenly been lost, the City of Saint John has lowered the Canadian flag to half mast and it will remain lowered until tomorrow morning October 11, 2023.