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Canada to remember Princess Diana

OTTAWA, Sept. 2 -- The Canadian government, along with individual provinces across the country, has arranged for residents to offer their condolences to the family of Diana, Princess of Wales. Governor General Romeo LeBlanc says members of the public have been invited to offer their wishes on the Internet or in person in a book of condolences at the Ottawa Legislature until Saturday, the day of Diana's funeral.

LeBlanc says, 'We will miss her, and all Canadians extend the greatest sympathy to her sons and her family for their tragic loss.' The Manitoba and Saskatchewan governments have also set up books in their parliament buildings, in addition to memorial services to be held later this week. Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon says, 'The people of this province, like virtually everyone else in the world, were shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic events of this past weekend.' He says, 'It is only fitting that this province, with a long, historic affection for all members of the Royal Family, should express our sincere heartfelt sorrow to Princess Diana's family at this very sad time.' Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow says, 'Princess Diana touched the lives of countless individuals.' Romanow says, 'Her genuine concern for the disabled, the disadvantaged and the victims of violence, her caring nature and the good she has done will remain a lasting legacy.' Prime Minister Jean Chretien's office says a decision has not yet been made as to who will represent Canada at the funeral in England. ---

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