Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Master Corporal Byron Garth Greff

Ottawa, Ontario
29 October 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the death of Master Corporal Byron Garth Greff:

"On behalf of Canadians and of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Byron Garth Greff, who died while serving in Afghanistan.

“Master Corporal Greff paid the ultimate price serving his country. His life and death serves as an example of the bravery and outstanding dedication of Canadian Armed Forces members on this mission.

“Canada and its allies in this UN-sanctioned, NATO-led mission are helping the people of Afghanistan rebuild and redevelop their country after decades of war and turmoil.

“The Government of Canada is particularly proud of the incredible work being performed by our Canadian Armed Forces members in Afghanistan.  We are committed to supporting them as they forge ahead towards the international goal of creating a lawful, democratic and self-sufficient Afghanistan."