Friday, December 31, 2004

Squeeky Wheels

For those of you who are watching things unfold with the tsunami and want to help but are a little strapped for cash, my suggestion would be to e-mail your member of parliament to show your appreciation for the assistance that the Canadian government is providing.

So far, we've offered debt relief and over $40 million in aide, not to mention the possibility of sending the Distaster Assistance Relief Team (DART) from the military. That's pretty damn good, considering that the U.S. has only pledged $35 million so far.

MPs usually get nastygrams from disgruntled Canadians, so telling them that they're doing a good job (and encouraging more of the same) will probably go a long way. Peter Milliken's e-mail address is if you're from Kingston. If you're not, you can find your MP's address here.

And if you do have a few bucks to pony up, you can find the Canadian Red Cross here.


At 7:02 p.m., Blogger Channing said...

Someone told me that the government is subverting some of our tax money to go towards tsunami relief... the only problem is that they didn't bother telling Canadians. If this is true it's kinda underhanded.


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