It's a start! The Department of National Defence has sent us a postcard acknowledging receipt of our original letter. Following is an email acknowleding receipt of our email.
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:30:13 -0500
This is to confirm that the Minister of National Defence has received your
Minister's Correspondence Unit
National Defence Headquarters
As an adjunct to our original mailed letter to the Minister of National Defence, we followed up by sending an email version of the open letter.
Follow further correspondence with the Minister of National Defence here.