Canadian Embassy

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.

2 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on December 29th, 2004 @ 8:56 pm

    I had read that it was actually the South Canadian (read: American) embassy that was being the jack-asses to its citizens. Or are both North American embassies being asswipes?


  2. shy (unregistered) on December 29th, 2004 @ 10:14 pm

    paul – i’m afraid it was the canadian embassy but perhaps the american embassy is being moronic as well.



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