Last summer we commented on the ethical void Canada was creating in refusing to act promptly to facilitate the immigration of Afghans who had been recruited to work for the NATO/ISAF forces there. That particular story had a temporary happy ending when Sayed Sarif was finally permitted to come to Canada.
Sharifi is in the news again.
Although nearly a year has gone by since we admitted him, bringing his extended family to join him has been an exercise fraught with bureaucratic foot-dragging of the highest order. Now the Taliban has caught up with Sharifi's family, something entirely predictable.
And also entirely avoidable.