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Emergency workers dig through the remains at the site of the Residence du Havre in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, Jan. 28, 2014.
Emergency workers dig through the remains at the site of the Residence du Havre in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, Jan. 28, 2014.
(Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

When disaster strikes, you can count on politicians to call in the bureaucrats

The embers of the La Résidence du Havre de L’Isle Verte were still smouldering when the calls for a public inquiry began.

That’s the Canadian way.

When something horrific happens – like a preventable fire that kills 32 seniors – we don’t wail with outrage, we don’t take to the streets with pitchforks, we don’t demand justice for the dead.