Today the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion to hold a full state funeral for the last veteran of the First World War. The Dominion Institute started an online petition on November 6 requesting this to pay tribute to the over 60,000 Canadians who died in the First World War.
The Dominion Institute is calling on Primer Minister Stephen Harper to offer the family of the last Great War veteran resident in Canada a full State Funeral. There are currently only three veterans of the Great War left alive, Lloyd Clemett (106 years of age), John Babcock (106 years of age) and Percy Wilson (105 years of age).
Please go to the Dominion Institute’s petition website and add your name. While you’re there, check out what the Dominion Institute is all about and learn more about our Canadian history.
Well, I’m still trying to understand this one. I’ve been trying to digest as much information as I can on this over the past couple days.
I have to say I really don’t buy the claims from the Conservatives (well, Stephen Harper) that Belinda Stronach is doing it to try and advance her political career. For one thing, I don’t think the liberal party will entirely trust her for a couple years. If she manages to get re-elected (which should be possible considering how close the last election was) then she might be fortunate enough to keep her newly appointed role. Even that isn’t guaranteed.
I have to say that it’s a super ballsy move on her part. Harper is taking the conservatives into some dangerous territory in my opinion. I really don’t like the fact they are aligning with the seperatist Bloc to try and force down the federal government. If she really is crossing the floor because she doesn’t agree with Harper then kudos to her. The last thing I want to see is a federal government controlled by the Bloc.
Too bad Belinda Stronach or Peter MacKay hadn’t won the leadership. I might have actually considred voting Conservative in the last election.
And who ever said that Canadian Politics are boring?