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Arrogant and Incompetent: the deep rot at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs


 

The Toronto Star’s John Goddard tells a sad and familiar tale.


 

Arrogant and Incompetent: the deep rot at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs

  1. Are these people deliberately heartless or are they overzealous and paranoid of everyone? How can they live with themselves and justify their behaviour once reason is shone upon them? Have they no pride or sense of shame?

    • They have every reason to be paranoid of everyone when everything is turned into a witchhunt. I've never seen so many vindictive campaigns waged against people just trying to do their jobs as I am right now. It's disgraceful and the longer it continues the more people will clam up.

      • I don't know, it seems to me with the sort of things that have been going on abroad lately, maybe it's time to hunt some witches?

        I have some sympathy for people who are "just trying to do their jobs". I think in this instance though, we're almost surely dealing with at least some people "failing spectacularly at doing their jobs". And when their job is, at least partly, safeguarding Canadians abroad, perhaps abject failure need to have some sort of campaign waged against it (though, hopefully, not a vindictive one).

        • Even those who are "failing spectacularly at doing their jobs" do not deserve to be on the receiving end of a petty, vindictive smear campaign.

          • No, but they deserve to lose their job.
            Just because Mr. Angry and his era of the politics of hate are dominating our culture nowadays and are making it ok to attack everyone even on the flimsiest of charges, sometimes a spade is a spade no matter your political inclination. This person deserves to be fired becasue their conduct was particularly incompetent and hateful. So you think the person should be commended for the harrowing treatment of a Canadian citizen being thrown to the wolves by her own country?

          • Listen chum. I don't know who Mr. Angry is, but if it is he whom I suspect at least he's cleaning lice from my land. Hope your relatives do well. Even your stupid sweatband crafts you as one of "them" who won't dress and disport themselves as the decent clean people who built this land continue to do. I hate that. I hate you on my street.
            Wear a tie freak. Quit sociology classes. get a life. lose the Lenin glasses. shave.

  2. I wonder if the behaviour of Foreign Affairs staff is the consequence of the attitude of their political masters or is symptomatic on the larger societal abandonment of basic human decency.

    • Goddard points out, correctly I might add, that these trends have been ongoing for at least 20 yeears, so I strongly doubt can be attributed to "political direction" from any particular set of political masters.

    • Goddard points out, correctly I might add, that these trends have been ongoing for at least 20 years, so I strongly doubt can be attributed to "political direction" from any particular set of political masters.

    • Goddard points out, correctly I might add, that these trends have been ongoing for at least 20 years, so I strongly doubt it can be attributed to "political direction" from any particular set of political masters.

      • That's your interpretation. Civil servants under the Harper regime have noticed a distinct "chill."

        • That's not my "interpretation". I speak from first-hand knlwledge and experience.

        • That's not my "interpretation". I speak from first-hand knowledge and experience.

    • 's a response to the fact much of the world doesn't play by the "rules". All that marquis de queensbury stuff leaves the Paks and associated travellers from Somalia to Baluchestan laughing and laughing..and then they get in containers and come here.

      You Trudeau gits destroyed my land. In reward and as I retire. all my money and all that I have is now headed to Central America. The entire wealth of me and my family will and is being removed from CRA and you people may bask in the arrivals of immigrants who go on welfare and stare at goats forever, amen.

  3. I have no idea what the true facts are concerning the Suaad Hagi Mohamud case, but if indeed she was trying to smuggle her sister back to Canada, as has been alleged, then holding up a camera with pictures of the Eaton Centre doesn't really prove anything, does it?

    On the other hand, if she is blameless, and it's likely that she is, I'm not sure that it was necessarily as a result of arrogance. it looks o me like the officials in question went to great lengths to ascertain the truth…

    I'm certain that the lawsuit will flesh out a lot of this.

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