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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our prayers are with Haiti today

I have a friend who has been doing missions work down there, and I have word that she and her husband are alright. But there are so many, too many, who are getting bad news right now about friends and loved ones. Here's hoping that the Canadian DART can be successfully deployed ASAP.

I'm also thrilled to see that Michael Ignatieff has already announced his intention to support the Government in rendering assistance to Haiti. Good on him, and his quick response deserves credit.

Of course, I really hope I'm wrong, but I'm still betting that some nut job out there will try and link this with the whole prorogue issue. Of course the Government keeps functioning even when the House isn't sitting, and my hope is that all MP's will stand by the Government if and when they decide to deploy them. This is a day to stand together, and not try scoring political points.

"When your neighbour's house is on fire, you don't haggle on the price of the hose." - West Wing President Jed Bartlett (perhaps quoting someone else...)

UPDATE: [sigh] Looks like I spoke too soon... from the "Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament" Facebook group:
Revan R. K. MacQueen - "Be careful, my friends. Harper will use Haiti to his political advantage. He has no scruples about power and using the millions of suffering in Haiti is right in character with his machiavellian plans."
Merilyn J Quesnel likes this.


UPDATE II: A Canadian missions organization that I'm loosely affiliated with, Mission Aviation Fellowship, currently has several planes and pilots stationed in Haiti. If you want to help, donating to them is a quick way to do so. They're already on the ground with a permanent staff, already organizing relief flights and various other means of assistance.

3 Comments:

  • At Wed Jan 13, 10:43:00 AM EST, Blogger Canada Goose said…

    I don't like using this issue for politics either, but it is a shame we don't have more troops and helicopters available to help out.

     
  • At Wed Jan 13, 12:12:00 PM EST, Blogger John van Popta said…

    Here's a link to a Christian mission our church supports, with updates and photos from Haiti

    http://www.cdiacanada.com/

    Pastor John

     
  • At Wed Jan 13, 05:00:00 PM EST, Blogger Dugal said…

    The only prorogation issue taht can be linked with Haiti and its massive disaster is that no new money can be allocated to the mission, redirected within present budgets and from discretionary funds which are typically low near trhe end of the fiscal year.

     

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