Evacuees fear having to leave Fort McMurray permanently
Energy workers already uncertain about their jobs now worry about homes
By Briar Stewart, CBC News Posted: May 07, 2016 7:00 AM MT Last Updated: May 07, 2016 9:05 AM MT
Although I am sure to be castigated for making comparisons, I cannot avoid the notion that somehow this catastrophe holds similar lessons as the world-wide refugee problem..
I am not suggesting that the level of danger and fear were remotely similar, but that sickness in the pit of your stomach, when you realize, suddenly, you have no job, no home and nothing to go back to or anything to go forward towards is a universal..and I am hoping against hope that the response here in Canada, while wonderful and not unexpected, will give those nations that have ignored the plight of the Syrians, Yemeni, Nigerian, and other people ravaged by war some sort of pause..countries like Saudi Arabia, oppressor of women and immigrant workers, the country that just purchased, with Justin Trudeau’s approval, some 11 billion in armored vehicles from Canada…this sort of oxymoronic response to crisis seems to be typical of the Trudeau regime, even in the early days of his ‘leadership’…
Our Canadian government says that it will ‘match’ whatever charitable funds are raised through public donations for the Albertans who are in need..sorry, Justin, not nearly enough..and nowhere near the Fed’s response to the Syrian crisis, I might add..
I was pleasantly surprised, although I shouldn’t have been, that Syrian refugees in Canada are raising funds for those who suffer in Fort McMurray…they get it, why doesn’t our “sunny ways’ guy get it, too?