A failure to plan, etc.


Peter Van Loan, March 2“Preparing for an emergency is a responsibility we all share … Having a plan and an emergency kit to cope with the first 72 hours of an emergency can make a world of difference in keeping a family safe and comfortable, and helps first responders to focus their resources on those in urgent need.”

Canwest, todayThe federal department charged with disaster planning is itself a disaster when it comes to preparing for emergencies as varied as the swine flu pandemic, floods and terrorist attacks, says Auditor General Sheila Fraser. “We found that Public Safety Canada has not exercised the leadership necessary to co-ordinate emergency management activities,” Fraser concluded in her latest report, tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday.


A failure to plan, etc.

  1. So the moral of the story is to prepare yourself and family for any emergency instead of relying on the inept bureaucrats who don't know their arses from a whole in the ground. Sounds like good advice to me.

    • And to not rely on the political masters saying everything is hunky dory.

      • And for the bureaucrats to not wait for the politicians to approve things, but to just move ahead with plans without approval???

        Nice try passing the buck.

        I think that is a quick jump to DefCon3 – "Blame a bureaucrat or provincial government". A lot of that going around these days with this government.

    • Yep, get yourself an emergency kit, complete with flu antivirus and you're all set.

  2. Peter Van Loan is a hypocrite. Who knew?

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