OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2016) - The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., M.P., made the following statement today regarding the tragic death of Christian Brun, Executive Secretary of the Maritime Fishermen's Union (MFU).

"I am shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the tragic death of Christian Brun earlier today. I have known and admired Christian for many years and feel privileged to have called him a friend.

As Executive Secretary of the MFU, Christian worked hard to defend coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. He always had the best interests of fishers at heart and he advanced their interests with vigour, dedication and principle.

A devoted husband and father, Christian will be profoundly missed by all those who knew him. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time. I will miss working with my friend, Christian."

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