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The Elliot Lake situation is a national embarrassment

June 28, 2012 - 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 Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente.

June 28, 2012
By The Globe and Mail

June 28, 2012 – 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 Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente. | READ MORE