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Amid disaster in Elliot Lake, an inexcusable lack of action

Editor's note: With tempers flaring in Elliot Lake, reporters, columnists and editorial writers are weighing in, offering opinions about the role of firefighters and rescuers, and questioning the wisdom of the decision to halt the search for survivors and victims that was later overturned by Premier Dalton McGuinty. In an bit of a departure from our usual news coverage, we'll publish some of those pieces here so you can see what writers have to say, and we'll continue to offer up our own opinions as this event moves forward. Here's The Toronto Star's Rosie DiManno.

June 27, 2012
By Rosie DiManno

Editor's note: With tempers flaring in Elliot Lake,
reporters, columnists and editorial writers are weighing in, offering
opinions about the role of firefighters and rescuers, and questioning
the wisdom of the decision to halt the search for survivors and victims
that was later overturned by Premier Dalton McGuinty. In an bit of a
departure from our usual news coverage, we'll publish some of those
pieces here so you can see what writers have to say, and we'll continue
to offer up our own opinions as this event moves forward. Here's The
Toronto Star's Rosie DiManno. | READ MORE