Story dis­torts ac­tual events?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

I would like to com­ment on the evac­u­a­tion of Vet­eran Af­fairss Canada’s Daniel J. MacDonald Build­ing as a re­sult of a bomb threat on Jan­uary 6. Your ar­ti­cle in to­day’s Guardian in no way re­flects the ex­pe­ri­ence of the ma­jor­ity of the employees who were in the build­ing at the time. The fire alarm went off in the en­tire build­ing and staff as­sem­bled in an or­derly fash­ion across the street on Grafton. Af­ter only a few min­utes we were told to as­sem­ble in the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre. And af­ter only 10 or 15 min­utes there we were up­dated again and told where/how to check for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at 1 p.m.

Well be­fore 1 p.m. we were in­formed the build­ing was closed for the day. Those who had their car keys with them were able to get com­mis­sion­aires to drive their cars out of the garage for them. Some­one who had left their med­i­ca­tion be­hind had it de­liv­ered to them. And the next morn­ing, health work­ers were made avail­able to any who needed help. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with staff was timely and in­for­ma­tive, and I would like to com­mend the Corps of Com­mis­sion­aires as well as VAC’s se­cu­rity per­son­nel for a job well done. An­thony Saez, Char­lot­te­town

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