As 5th special flight takes off from India, permanent residents wonder about their turn

EVEN as Canadian High Commissioner in New Delhi, Nadir Patel, tweeted  on Thursday: “Fifth special flight is on its way with Canadians returning home from Bangalore and Mumbai and surrounding areas,” Navdeep Singh asked Patel in a tweet: “When PR holders will be allowed in these special flight[s]?”

And Raj Chahal angrily noted: “Every national flag carrier is flying out of India. Even countries like Afghanistan are repatriating their citizens. Yet Air Canada wants handouts but don’t want to help. It’s a shame for the Canadian government to arrange 7 flight[s] for 27,000 people. I wonder how they pick.”