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Canadian forces being sent to New Orleans.

by Ziks511 / September 3, 2005 6:11 PM PDT

"Canadian crews preparing to leave Halifax for U.S. Gulf Coast Sat Sep 3, 1:10 PM ET

HALIFAX (CP) - Preparations continue in Halifax to send 1,000 Canadian Forces personnel to the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Gulf Coast.

Navy spokesman Lt.-Cmdr. Ken MacKillup says the ships' companies are working hard to ensure the vessels are loaded with supplies and ready to go Tuesday.

Sailors are spending any spare time over the Labour Day weekend with family and friends.

The trip is estimated to take a month, but MacKillup says that won't be decided until the crews arrive in waters off New Orleans and survey what needs to be done.


As I reported yesterday, the Vancouver based Search team is already on site with dogs (offer of help accepted by the Governor of Louisiana) and the Federally run DART teams for water purification and supply are still waiting to be called despite multiple offers over the past 4 days. Your northern neighbour cares and would like to help, but international law requires they be invited by the proper Federal authority.


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Very good....
by John Robie / September 4, 2005 6:52 AM PDT

Happy to see the goodwill of Canada to help Louisiana & Mississippi. Appears all the victims will be gone after today, and the thugs/hoodlums will probably melt in and act like victims to be rescued and evacuated to parts of the US (hope not San Antone, we have enough crime). In any event the thoughts of Canada will be appreciated. Arriving like you say may take a month and by then there will be reconstruction going on...perhaps the Canadian Navy has carpenters, steel workers, electricans, and just plain ole laborers to help..eh.

Those search dogs will be a help right now.

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Err.....how about taking 100 bus loads
by John Robie / September 4, 2005 6:56 AM PDT
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of our N.O. people up to Canada instead of accepting our military deserters.

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Can you guarantee
by JP Bill / September 5, 2005 5:08 AM PDT

that they won't have any weapons, and there won't be any criminals or draft dogers in the lot?

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by Evie / September 5, 2005 5:20 AM PDT
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You guys are used to giving amnesty LOL

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I doubt that criminal draft dodgers would be armed.
by EdH / September 5, 2005 5:23 AM PDT
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Perhaps they could send beavers to dam up the levees, eh?

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LOL....Me personally.....
by John Robie / September 5, 2005 5:38 AM PDT
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not hardly. Perhaps your border patrol can check for guns like they check on people entering the US. If you wait too long, you may get some of the straggler thugs posing as good guys coming out of NO. Believe tho, you already have our military deserters.

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(NT) (NT) and we dont want them back
by Mark5019 / September 5, 2005 6:08 AM PDT
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by Mark5019 / September 5, 2005 6:08 AM PDT
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but seems the candians didnt care before about draft dodgers, or malcontents why change now?

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Thank you kindly, good neighbor !
by Angeline Booher / September 5, 2005 2:52 AM PDT
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