Funeral services today for 6 Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso

QUEBEC - Funeral services will be held today for the six Quebecers killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last month.

See Full Article

A joint funeral will be held in Quebec City for five of the six victims: Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys Chamberland, their adult son Charles-Elie Carrier and Yves' adult daughter, Maude Carrier, as well as their friend Louis Chabot.

The family of the sixth victim, Suzanne Bernier, will hold a private ceremony this morning.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several federal and provincial politicians will attend the services for the victims, who were in Burkina Faso on a humanitarian mission when al-Qaida carried out the attack.

Trudeau has been publicly criticized by the husband and the mother of one of the victims for his government's response to the event.

Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard met the victims' families privately on Friday to express his sympathies.


Latest Canada & World News

  • Large protests fill streets protesting 'takeover of Venezuela' by Maduro

    World News CTV News
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro, whose allies enraged the opposition by blocking a recall referendum against the socialist leader. Source
  • South Korean man adopted and brought to U.S. to be deported

    World News Toronto Sun
    SALEM, Ore. — A South Korean man flown to the U.S. 37 years ago and adopted by an American couple at age 3 has been ordered deported back to a country that is completely alien to him. Source
  • Boston commuters break windows to escape after train’s motor overheats [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    BOSTON — A Boston commuter train’s motor has overheated, causing the train to fill with smoke and panicked passengers to break windows to escape. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says the Orange Line train’s motor overheated during the Wednesday evening commute at Back Bay station. Source
  • B.C. First Nation angered by federal response to downed tug

    Canada News CTV News
    BELLA BELLA, B.C. - Members of a First Nation on British Columbia's central coast say they're angered and dismayed by a federal minister's response to a fuel spill in the area. Fisheries and Oceans minister Dominic LeBlanc has issued a statement saying crews have finished pumping oil from a sunken tug boat near Bella Bella, B.C. Source
  • Killer driver Ali Alejandro Montoya apologizes in emotional hearing [Video]

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    Describing himself as “stupid, irresponsible and extremely selfish,” a teary Ali Alejandro Montoya asked for forgiveness Wednesday for taking two lives in a horrific crash. And the sister of one of Montoya’s victims said she’s ready to forgive Montoya for his tragic crime. Source
  • Two earthquakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    ROME — A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. Source
  • Chinese citizens rally behind farmer who killed official with nail gun

    World News CTV News
    SHIJIAZHUANG, China - Two years after the leaders of his village razed his home to make way for new development, farmer Jia Jinglong took his revenge with a nail gun. In a country that bans personal ownership of firearms, Jia modified a nail gun and used it to shoot and kill the local chief, who he believed ordered the demolition without adequately compensating him. Source
  • Calgary woman not guilty in stabbing death of daughter over drug money

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    SASKATOON — A jury has found a Calgary woman not guilty in the stabbing death of her daughter in 2014. The defence had argued Frances Sugar acted in self-defence when she stabbed 34-year-old Lindey during a fight at the side of a road just south of Saskatoon in June 2014. Source
  • More babies born to women over 40 than teenagers: Stats Canada

    Canada News CBC News
    When Canadian mothers head to the park with their children today, they tend to look older than their counterparts a few decades ago. Sometimes a lot older. More babies are being born to women between the ages of 40 and 49 than to teen moms, according to new numbers from Statistics Canada. Source
  • Giovinco leads Toronto FC to 1st-ever playoff win

    Canada News CBC News
    Captain Michael Bradley had a slice of pizza and a slug of Gatorade. Coach Greg Vanney treated himself to a tall boy. As far as locker-room celebrations go, it was decidedly muted. Especially when it came after removing a giant monkey off the back of Toronto FC with the franchise's first ever playoff win in 10 seasons. Source