Justin Trudeau calls Sen. John McCain an ‘American patriot and hero’ in tribute

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Support and prayers pour in from political world for John McCain
WATCH: Lawmakers from all sides are praising Senator John Mccain for his political passion and bi-partisan efforts throughout his career. This comes after his family announced he will no longer receive medical treatment for brain cancer – Aug 25, 2018

Canadian politicians are expressing their sympathies to the family of Arizona Sen. John McCain, who has died of brain cancer at the age of 81.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter that McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions.

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Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer praised McCain on Twitter, writing his decades of service in defence of freedom crossed party lines and touched freedom-loving people across borders.

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Former prime minister Stephen Harper also expressed his sympathies, calling McCain an American hero, while former Progressive Conservative party leader Peter MacKay tweeted that freedom loving people everywhere are mourning the heartbreaking loss of a true voice for integrity and civility.

McCain was a war veteran who was captured in North Vietnam in 1967 and endured years of torture and abuse.

He died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year.

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