Mr. Don Blenkarn (Mississauga South):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. At 9.30 last evening a fire broke out in the Extendicare Nursing Home on Queensway Avenue, Mississauga, causing extensive damage to the facilities, the loss of life of 21 of our senior citizens and the hospitalization of a further 60 of our senior citizens, some of whom are in real danger of losing their lives.
A number of firemen and police officers, in attempting to effect the rescue of persons caught in the conflagration, were also injured. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):
That this House extend its sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the fire at the Extendicare Nursing Home on Queensway Avenue, Mississauga, and extend its prayers to those in critical condition that they will quickly recover, and this House express its appreciation for the diligence and competence of the Mississauga Fire Department and the Peel Regional Police in their heroic efforts to save lives and contain the damage.
Sub-subtopic: CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF FIRE IN MISSISSAUGA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43