I was listening to the news this morning as they were interviewing Canadian survivors who were vacationing in Phuket, Thailand during the quake and tsunami.
Apparently, a certain embassy of the Canadian kind isn’t being all that helpful to our fellow Canadians.
The survivors are without money or personal indentification of any sort. It will most likely take them at least ten days to process new passports. Understandable.
What isn’t understandable is the fact that they are peniless and the embassy is asking charging them for said passports.
A fee? You have GOT to be kidding me.
People have died. Over 55,000 where 1/3rd of the deceased are children. Children for crying out loud. Death will not stop just yet as the aftermath will take it’s toll on those living and/or stuck in such areas.
The only thing money should be of any concern are the money going towards donations in relief of this emergency situation.
It’s incredibly mind-bloggling. And embarrassing to say the least.