Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Newfoundlanders Wear Pink, Purple for Little Girl Allegedly Killed by Her Father

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Newfoundlanders Wear Pink, Purple for Little Girl Allegedly Killed by Her Father

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Province wears pink, purple for slain girl, 5

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CARBONEAR, N.L. - Schools, stores and even the house of assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador were awash in purple and pink Thursday in honour of five-year-old Quinn Butt.

The tragic death of the little girl, whose body was found in her father's burned-out home in Carbonear on Sunday, moved people across the province to wear the colours on their T-shirts, jackets, even their bow ties.

In the legislature, Speaker Tom Osborne took a moment to acknowledge the tragedy as proceedings began.

Many house members wore pink or purple to remember "little Quinn" he said, in keeping with a request from her loved ones on social media.

Pictures of people wearing pink or purple also circulated on Twitter under the hashtag #lightitupQuinn. …

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