Montreal’s Greek consulate has already felt the impact of the Greek government’s austerity measures, but many in the city’s 80 thousand-strong Greek community are more angry at the rioters in their homeland than they are about the cuts, CBCNews reports.
“We have had cuts, yes,” confirmed the Greek consul-general for Montreal, Thanos Kafopoulos. “But we still try to maintain service, and we are also trying to increase revenues”, CBCNews writes.
Kafopoulos said many Greek expatriates living in Montreal own property and have investments in their native country – and they are divided over the solution.
“There is concern. There is sadness, and there is worry about the process that Greece is going through,” he concluded.