I’ve said it many times before and I will say it again and I will keep saying it as it only keeps getting worse and worse: Canada sucks! Now I read in the news that the gov’t is slow in evacuating citizens from the chaos in Libya; doing it’s usual half-assed job and lagging behind other nations. At least 12 other countries began getting their people out days ago, incl. the UK and China who used frigate ships and military planes. Meanwhile, this stupid country said(like they also did in the uprising in Egypt) you’re basically on your own; find your own way back(and the ones they did make the effort to finally rescue in Egypt they only got them half way, to Europe,and made them reimburse them the cost at 2000$ each!) and Canadians have been getting out by help of other countries evacuating their own nationals, incl. the Americans, British and others, as this gov’t doesn’t give a crap and couldn’t care less about their citizens abroad(or for their citizens here, either!). As well, the Canadian embassies are only open and available from 9-5pm and only on weekdays and have been notoriously known to not answer the phones in a crisis,and are so useless Canadians abroad in danger are being advised they’d have better luck and success by approaching either the British, Australian, American, or even the Dutch embassies for help.I can see why mogul Conrad Black renounced his Canadian citizenship,and I saw on the news they interviewed a Canadian in Libya who refused to leave; even she would rather stay there than come back here! This country really sucks! I’d leave if I had the $$!
As well, another disturbing news item: our gov’t continues to be a “puppet” to USA and have been discovered secretly sharing citizens’ personal info with American gov’t and airport security, so that our people can be placed on the American’s “no-fly” lists without cause and without our knowledge or consent..It incl. sensitive info being shared such as criminal records, medical issues, police involvement, etc. things they have NO business sharing with a foreign gov’t! There is no respect or protection for people’s privacy, legal rights,and freedoms here much anymore. It is becoming more and more a Police State, Nanny State, Big Brother gov’t all the time, steamrolling over citizens rights and privacy more and more.