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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

By way of comparison

The Saguenay Floods of 1996 resulted from major downpours on the 19th and 20th of July. Canadian Forces personnel were engaged in relief operations on the 20th.

Operation RECUPERATION: The Great Ice Storm of 1998 began dropping freezing precipitation on Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick on January 5th. The three provinces requested Canadian Forces assistance on January 7th.

The Mel Lastman Blizzards of 1999 culminated with a major snowfall on January 13th. The Toronto mayor requested Canadian Forces assistance on January 14th.

Operation SPLINTER: Hurricane Juan struck Nova Scotia on September 29th, 2003. Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly requested Canadian Forces assistance before the day was out.

Operation CANTON: On December 13, 2010, a winter storm left highways in southwestern Ontario impassable, even to snow-clearing vehicles which themselves became stranded. Emergency Management Ontario requested Canadian Forces assistance the following day.

8 Comments:

At 8:38 AM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger Peter said...

Explain what would have changed here if the forces had rolled in a day or two earlier. Molehills to mountains.

 
At 9:00 AM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

The same question could have been asked about any other of those disasters, really, innit?

It is truly remarkable how many people are still trying to rationalize Danny Williams' behaviour, months after he's gone.

Are you not the least bit curious as to *why* they were so reticent to accept the offer of CF assistance? I sure am. I'm more interested in that than in three years of AHL sports-like entertainment.

 
At 9:02 AM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger WJM said...

From an email on p. 65 of part 1 of the ATIP files CBC published on their website:

"A short note to advised that emotions are not as high as they were yesterday."

See, I'd love to know more about that. Whose emotions were "high"? over what?

Maybe some day, Newfoundland and Labrador will have modern institutions of democracy, like a legislature, and a naturally curious legislative press corps.

Some day.

Some day.

 
At 10:09 AM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

Explain what would have changed here if the forces had rolled in a day or two earlier.

Danny's photo ops might have received less coverage.

 
At 6:51 PM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

People would have been helped much more quickly, Peter.

it seems obvious, when you stop and think about it.

But you do have to think as opposed to being so reflexively negative all the time.

 
At 8:02 PM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

But you do have to think as opposed to being so reflexively negative all the time

Just finished wiping off the monitor screen. Drinking beer and eating potato chips while coming across that quote can make things very messy. One of the bigeet hee haw moments I have had in along time. Thanks Ed!

 
At 8:12 PM, June 18, 2011 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

Glad you recognised yourself, person who pretends to be Wm J. Murphy.

 
At 7:22 PM, June 19, 2011 , Blogger Mark said...

Jeez Ed, I think you should be flattered by the fact that Wm. Murphy is such a fan that he settles in with beer and potato chips just to go looking for your comments.

 

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