As Japan confronts the devastation and ongoing challenges inflicted by the recent earthquake and tsunami, we extend our deepest sympathy and hope, symbolized by this origami crane, to its citizens and families in Japan and across Canada.
Japan is a world leader on many counts, including achieving enviable standards of health and safety performance through systematic workplace safety management.
We will watch and cheer as a country built on iron spirit and strength, excellence and innovation picks itself up, and with our support and hope begins fashioning a stronger, safer and greater future.
In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature said to live for a thousand years. According to an ancient Japanese legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.