The latest from a sound-thinking Canadian (not an oxymoron after all!)
By David Warren
The Ottawa Citizen Sunday, September 11, 2005.
There's plenty wrong with America, since you asked. I'm tempted to say that the only difference from Canada is that they have a few things right. That would be unfair, of course I am often pleased to discover things we still get right.
But one of them would not be disaster preparation. If something happened up here, on the scale of Katrina, we wouldn't even have the resources to arrive late. We would be waiting for the Americans to come save us, the same way the government in Louisiana just waved and pointed at Washington, D.C. The theory being that, when you're in real trouble, that's where the adults live.
Hmm, the adults are in Washington DC? It's an interesting article. Go read the whole thing yourself.