You must think members of the new Canadian cabinet, while inexperienced in that role, are a bunch of idiots otherwise.
This denigrating attitude gives no credit for the real desire to help.
Maybe the Scottish people were so negative to the Hungarians that the latter returned to their homeland.
This is a delicate and fragile human story and the callousness of the press complaining because every little detail has not been fully worked out is just an expression of its ignorance.
So give a B+ for trying, more than many countries are
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 27 November 2015 at 09:07
The criticism above is not acknowledged. The refugee crisis described as a "delicate and fragile human story" being most ridiculous.
Millions driven by fear and desperation to risk their children's lives migrating from a homeland to the unknown is human tragedy of catastrophic proportions.
Empty political imagery is all that's at work here.
The slightest sense of how we are governed indicates towns and cities must be involved in planning settlement for 25,000 people within any period, let alone five short weeks with Christmas included.
That no less than two cabinet ministers conveyed such abject ignorance in a press conference is
No comfort in the fact that within days, the two had to eat their own braggadocio and admit they could not accomplish what they previously insisted they could.Only after the Prime Minister's conference with the Premiers was there acknowledgement.
Even since, the boss is abroad boasting to European media that political rivals had to eat his dust
in the recent campaign.
Generosity of spirit inherent in the government's willingness to immediately absorb twenty -five thousand souls in desperate need is indeed impressive.
If it is to be believed.
I would be impressed by half that level of concern for Canadians in desperate need.
Aboriginal children living in squalor without basic necessities, in an environment filled with drugs and alcohol.
Students in our education system, identified by grade 5 with a future in jail because they leave school without basic skills.
Food banks because government social assistance is insufficient to provide for food and shelter for Canadian children, while public sector wages are 22% higher than private sector and the gap in Ontario continues to grow.
A Manulife survey just this week shows 38% of Canadians unable to cover household expenses in 2014.
If governments at their many levels recognized the problems under their noses I would easily be convinced of their sincerity.
As it is, I will take them as I find them and say so accordingly.