The Latest: Canadians offer condolences to Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch and Canadian head of state, has died at age 96. The latest:

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Canadians mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II can pay tribute to her in a book of condolences at Rideau Hall starting today.

Gov. General Mary Simon signed the book of condolences Thursday evening ahead of it being made available to the public. Simon, who delivered part of her tribute in her first language, Inuktitut, said people would be sharing words of remembrance about the Queen in "countless languages around the world."

An official book of condolences was also opened online Thursday.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 9, 2022.

The Canadian Press