Behind the consular curtain

A tongue-in-cheek look at the limits of government help for Canadians in distress abroad. This is a made-up conversation based on fact.

Sometimes a Canadian passport may seem like gold, but consular officials don't owe Canadians any kind of help if they get into trouble overseas, writes Michael Welsh. It's called the Crown prerogative.Flickr photograph courtesy of Jeff Nelson

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 12:00 AM

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