Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil and subsequent explosions that led to fires in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those affected by this morning's tragic train derailment and subsequent fires in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
“We hope evacuees can return to their homes safely and quickly. The people of Lac-Mégantic and surrounding areas can rest assured that our Government is monitoring the situation and we stand by ready to provide any assistance requested by the province".
More top news
The Conservative and Labour leaders are expected to use PMQs on Wednesday to push their main campaign messages.
Surrey Police has been criticised for handing back John Lowe his shotguns months before he went on to shoot his partner and her daughter.
Figures suggest that more than 11 million homes, or 42%, are in credit to their energy company.