Story distorts actual events?
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