Trudeau announces funding for victims’ families of downed Ukrainian plane

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Canadian government will provide financial compensation to the families of the victims killed in the Ukrainian airline that was shot down by an Iranian missile earlier this month.

Trudeau said Canadian taxpayers will provide $25,000 per victim to “assist with their immediate needs” including funeral arrangements and travel.

On January 8, 2020, Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 crashed near Tehran killing 176 people, including Canadians – many of whom were from Alberta.