The Canadian Press

2006-07-19 | Lebanon Canada Evacuation

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The Canadian government chartered seven ships July 19th to shuttle Canadian citizens out of war-torn Lebanon. It was the largest such evacuation in Canadian history. One boat managed to pick up 261 people on the first day -- but the other six were stopped at an Israeli naval blockade. Angry passengers who disembarked the 62-metre Blue Dawn said they were treated like animals. This unidentified man described some of the conditions. (Foreign Affairs said the federal government spent about 76-million dollars to evacuate nearly 15-thousand Canadians from Lebanon.)

Date: 2006-07-19
Placeline: LARNACA, Cyprus.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have no food. On the floor everybody treated like animals >>


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