Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcoming Help in an Emergency

My cab driver was a gentleman. He chatted readily about his old home, Ethiopia, and talked with a genuine glow of affection about his new home, London, Ontario. When we Londoners have an emergency, we go to hospital Emergency. For many around the world facing emergencies of proportions most of us cannot even imagine, they turn to Canada, and in Canada they often turn to London. According to The London Free Press, London, Ontario, has Canada's highest per-capita refugee population. All I can say is, "Welcome." (The London Free Press has done an admirable job of bringing the stories of these new Londoners to its readers. If you're interested in reading one of those stories, click the link.)

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