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Feds should identify dangerous regions around the world on Canadian passports: former Liberal MP

By Abbas Rana      

'Nobody gets released for free,' said Gar Pardy, a former Department of Foreign Affairs official who dealt with more than 100 cases of kidnapped Canadians.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo, declared last week that Canada 'does not and will not pay ransom' to free hostages from kidnappers. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Instead of issuing travel advisories online, the federal government should identify the names of dangerous regions around the world on Canadian passports and it should specifically state that if Canadians choose to travel to these areas, they should not expect any consular assistance, says a former Liberal MP. “If you travel to areas that are known to be dangerous, you are certainly taking matters into your own hands and there’s nothing that can be done or have an expectation that the government can

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