Mourning the Loss of Mario Laguë

By Jeremiah Smith

The nature of people in  politics, like Hollywood, is the tendency for the public to see them distanced from their humanity.  It’s much easier to despise a politician when you’re distant enough to not see his/her spouse or children.   However, at the end of the day, each politician regardless of affiliation or stance is a vulnerable human being who loves and is loved.

Yesterday Parliament experienced the loss of Michael Ignatieff’s Communications Chief. Mario Laguë was killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to work. At 52 years of age, he accomplished much during a long career in the public service which included serving under Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and as Ambassador to Costa Rica. He leaves behind his wife Caroline and two daughter’s.

Please pray for his family today. Pray that they would be comforted and surrounded by loved ones.

Continually pray that our Parliamentarians would be kept safe.

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