Many in Montreal's 50-thousand strong Egyptian community are watching carefully as the violent crisis in that country unfolds.

CBC’s Thomas Daigle spoke with Rami Iskandar who was anxiously waiting for his wife to return from her vacation in Cairo.

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to Egypt after more than 600 were killed in violent clashes between security forces and supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.

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