Saturday, September 28, 2019

Humanitarian Aid - who decides

Another from the 'Just Sayin' department

Perhaps the recent hurricane that devasted the Bahamas was not as severe as news reports and photos seem to indicate. That is the only explanation I can give as to why the Canadian government did not respond with an aid package delivered by the Royal Canadian Navy. After all, is not our recently rented supply ship capable of responding to this kind of need?

Could the Asterix have been spared to deliver aid to the Bahamas.

Perhaps not, since it is  essentially a civilian ship. Or perhaps the navy was too busy with exercises off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with NATO allies.

I would think the government could have mobilized on short notice to deliver, water, fuel and emergency housing and even medical assistance to a fairly close friendly nation and member of the Commonwealth.

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