A neighbour works in Global Affairs Canada. Last weekend, he gave me the lowdown on how the consular system works. To protect his identity, I'll call him âFrank.â He said first I had to understand that officials don't owe Canadians any kind of help if they get into trouble overseas. "It's called the Crown prerogative. Our lawyers say all we have to do is 'think' about helping people." "Wait a minute, Frank. Don't all Canadian travellers pay a
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