Establishing a disaster plan
As the Japanese government copes with the ongoing crisis in its country, some Canadians living in Japan are accusing our government of failing them. According to some, they're not getting the help they need to leave Japan's earthquake zone. While the federal government has advised them to seek out help from the Canadian embassy and take advice from local authorities, they say it's just not enough.
At least one person in Ottawa agrees with them. Jim Karygiannis is Liberal MP for Scarborough-Agincourt. For years, he's called upon the federal government to develop an overseas disaster protocol to help co-ordinate efforts to assist Canadians. We spoke with Jim Karygiannis.
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