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Letter to the Editor: We take our country for granted

Dear Editor,

So I’m reading an article from the Edmonton Sun and here’s a family from Afghanistan who moved to Edmonton a little over a year ago. The father of the family states how safe him and his family feel now.

He feels safe sending his kids to school, especially his daughters because in Afghanistan girls aren’t allowed that privilege. He goes on to say that him and his family feel safe to be able to go for a walk in the evening, something we as Canadians seem to take for granted.

I can’t imagine having to deal with fear and anxiety everyday living in a country where you fear that one of your family members or friends might be kidnapped or your local school bombed; totally scary! How do you cope with that?

Here in this great country that we call Canada we have so much yet we tend to complain a bit too much, especially about our politicians, police and of course the weather. In some countries if you dare to complain about politicians you might be jailed or worse!

God bless Canada.


-Larry Hiebert, Wetaskiwin