Our friend Mohamad Mohamad will become a Canadian this Thursday at a ceremony on Catherine Street. I’ve already warned him that I will probably cry like a baby.
Mohamad arrived in Canada from Baghdad via Libya almost 5 years ago. Suzy and I met him on a VIA train. We were en route to Ottawa from Toronto when we noticed with disgust that an overzealous ticket agent was giving a shy Middle-Eastern man a hard time for having too many bags – Mohamad was traveling with three large duffel bags that contained everything he owned.