|A helicopter with the presidential insignia flies over Cairo. The fly over was meant to intimidate protesters. Whatever else it was, at least the Egyptian government did something.|
I've devoted my writing this past week to crafting letters of dismay to members of the federal government.
I've already posted about their lack of concern for Canadians stuck in Egypt, but I wanted them to know my displeasure directly.
At the back of our passports we are advised to go to the British consulate for help. On the one hand it's nice to have back up, but really, is Canada its own country or not?
Clearly my country is run by a blustering pack of posturing capons hiding behind the skirts of Mother England.
Canada, I am dismayed at this. We brought home the constitution almost 30 years ago. Grow up. Cut the cord.
I wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Bob Rae, and my Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins.
I told them of my husband and I are disappointed and dismayed and being abandoned in Cairo.
I do not expect anything of them in return.
Two non-contiguous sentences from my letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada:
"It is abundantly clear to us that the Canadian government has no interest in helping its citizens abroad in times of crisis."
"We love our country, sir, but we are ashamed of our government."
As for what I read, well, I caught up on the news. I've still got some jet lag so there is no point in trying to enjoy recreational reading.
I've been busy getting all the information I need for an insurance claim for our trip interruption.
Here are two non-contiguous sentences I read from Lufthansa confirming the cancellation of our return flight January 29:
"…could not take this flight due to:"
"flight was cancelled due to the political unrest in Cairo/Egypt."
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