The Canadian Press

2006-07-20 | Lebanon-Canada-Evacuation-Harper

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The Canadian government chartered seven ships July 20th to shuttle Canadian citizens out of war-torn Lebanon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a stopover in Cyprus following a visit to France, to pick up about a hundred evacuees from Lebanon and fly them home. In an interview with the Canadian Press while waiting for the flight to leave Cyprus, Harper thanked the evacuees for pointing out the evacuation mission's shortcomings. (Foreign Affairs said the evacuation cost the federal government about 76-million dollars.)

Date: 2006-07-20
Placeline: Larnaca, Cyprus
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << here they've given us a useful feedback but we're glad to be able to happen and I must say that this group of people considering what they've been through looked remarkably relaxed >>

Clip ID: 20060720CPCN001