Ottawa, Jan 17 (Canadian-Media): It was announced by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today that the government will give $25,000 to the families of every Canadian victim of Flight PS752 to help with their immediate needs, media reports said.
Justin Trudeau. Image credit: official
Trudeau said it was a first step to getting Iran to compensate the grieving families and added,
"I want to be clear, we expect Iran to compensate these families," Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa Friday morning.
"But I have met them. They can't wait weeks. They need support now."
Of the 176 passengers and crew killed, 57 were Canadian citizens and 29 were permanent residents, said Trudeau.
Waiving fees and speeding up visa processing times for those affected by the tragedy was also announced by the government earlier this week.