Something To Think About
Last Saturday’s terrorist attack on innocent men, women and children in a Nairobi shopping mall claimed at least 67 lives, at last report. Tragic as that is, many many more will spend the rest of their lives trying to cope with the images of the carnage they survived.
Among the fatal victims were at least two Canadians, one of whom was Annemarie Desloges, 29 years old and an employee of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. I extend my condolences to her family members, dear friends and colleagues.
I, like most Canadians, take so much for granted and in particular the peaceful nation in which we live. It took this awful tragedy for me to really comprehend just how dangerous it can be to take part in the foreign service of Canadians. To all of you who do, I express my sincere gratitude.