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    Canada prepares three navy ships to help in New Orleans

    Canadian Defence Minister Bill Graham, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov seen during their meeting in Moscow, Friday. Graham offered his country's help to U.S. authorities trying to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
    OTTAWA (CP) - Defence Minister Bill Graham says three warships are being packed with relief supplies and emergency equipment in case the United States calls for help to deal with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

    Graham says a destroyer and two frigates in Halifax should be in a position to leave in three or four days and would carry transformers, divers, small boats and helicopters.

    The minister says Canadian military officers continue to discuss possible needs with their U.S. counterparts, but stressed that no request has been made.

    Water purification units and other supplies have been offered and Graham says all bases are being covered so that Canada can move immediately should the call for help come.

    Graham says he's been consulting with Prime Minister Paul Martin and Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, who is chairing a cabinet committee on aid response.

    Graham made his comments in Moscow where he's meeting with his Russian counterpart.


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    Them thar Canadians are aaaaalllllllright!
     
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    Good to know that Canada is sending its entire Navy to help them! :)
     
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    yep and almost their entire Army too (except those in Afghanistan).

    LOL
     
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    I wonder what that's all about.
     
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    It means no one asked him personally....LOL
     
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