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Families demand answers, 6 months after Flight PS752 downing

Six months after the Iranian downing of Flight PS752, we speak with special advisor Ralph Goodale about Canada’s role in getting justice for the families of victims.
Hamed Esmaeilion stands in front of a photo of his wife and nine-year-old daughter. Both died on Flight PS752. (Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims)

Today marks exactly six months since Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by two Iranian missiles near Tehran. The devastating tragedy killed 176 people, including 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. It also left loved ones of the victims desperate for answers about what happened.

Back in March, former longtime Liberal MP Ralph Goodale was appointed as special advisor for the federal government's response to the tragedy.

Today, he explains why families are still waiting for the plane's black boxes to be analyzed, and what's stopping the Canadian government from getting more answers.

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