Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal Ministers to Meet Family of Canadian Woman Missing in Burkina Faso

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal Ministers to Meet Family of Canadian Woman Missing in Burkina Faso

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Ministers to meet family of missing Canadian

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SHERBROOKE, Que. - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will meet Friday with the family of Edith Blais, who went missing in Burkina Faso and hasn't been heard from since Dec. 15.

The 34-year-old Blais and her Italian friend Luca Tacchetto were travelling by car in southwestern Burkina Faso and were supposed to cross the border into Togo to do volunteer work with an aid group. A statement Wednesday by Burkina Faso Security Minister Clement Sawadogo referred to their disappearance as a kidnapping.

Blais' mother and sister live in Sherbrooke, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers have been holding a cabinet retreat.

"We understand that they are going through a very, very difficult situation," Bibeau said. …

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