August 30, 2005
Canadian Government speaks on Katrina
A day late, and not even from the Prime Minister who has been missing in action for the past few weeks but here's our official statement on Hurricane Katrina.

In part:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones as a result of Hurricane Katrina, as well as our sympathies to those who have suffered great losses and personal hardship,” said Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan. “During this difficult time, we are offering our support to our friends and neighbours.”

The Deputy Prime Minister added that she has contacted U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and advised him that Canada stands ready to provide assistance if needed. In addition, the Minister of Health, Ujjal Dosanjh, has directed the Public Health Agency of Canada to contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and offer any assistance that may be helpful, such as emergency medical supplies contained in the National Emergency Stockpile System.

Here..I'm sure we've got some bandaids somewhere. We'll stick in the mail for ya.

Nothing provincially either.

I am a little ashamed of my government tonight. Well, most nights, really.

My heart and prayers go out to those affected, and those missing loved ones. If you get a chance, remember my friend Stephie who hasn't heard from her son either.

In this internet age, the world is no longer a large place. Things don't happen in far off places to people you will never meet.

Update: The Canadian Red Cross is sending a contingent of 100 of their most highly-trained disaster workers to New Orleans on Friday, on request of the American Red Cross. Also, reading this morning that the Vancouver Urban Rescue is also on it's way.

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A patriotic Canadian full of visions of a better Canada, random thoughts and a lot of hot air. Who am I? A struggling writer and photographer, who looks forward to a better Canada. I read. A lot. I learn. A lot. I push myself. A lot. The world is a small place, and getting smaller every day. I'm proud to have friends in every corner of the earth, and abide by the old adage that there are no strangers, only friends we haven't met yet.
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