Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that all flags flying in Canadian federal buildings and offices in the U.S. will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday to honor former President George H.W. Bush. 

"President George H.W. Bush was a statesman, patriot and true friend to Canada," Trudeau wrote on Twitter.


"On Wednesday, as Americans mourn his passing, flags on federal buildings in Canada and at Canadian offices in the United States will be flown at half-mast. May he rest in peace."

Bush died at his home in Houston last Friday at age 94. His death sparked an outpouring of praise from political figures, who lauded the one-term president's decades of public service. 

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CBC noted that liberal Cabinet Minister Scott Brison, Ambassador David MacNaughton and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will represent Canada at Wednesday's state funeral.