Canadian vets denied flags.

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    How appalling!!! Andre Bellevance has some set on him to deny our vets Canadian flags for this Remembrance day. Absolutely disgusting.. :puke: :fu2:
     
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    Link to story please.
     
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    Its such bullshit that he refuses to give them flags. Stephen Harper reacted a lot quicker than Paul Martin to remedy the situation.
     
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    Full story

    How rude to those veterans. I hope the Quebecois get the BQ out of Quebecc for good one of these days.
     
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    What pisses me off is the pettiness of this MP and the lack of condemnation by his party.
     
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    Well are you entirely surprised that an anti-federalist party is condoning his actions? It's towing the party line, but you don't want to make enemies of vets in any campaign. They sacrificed and thus I think they command a lot more respect and power than the Bloc realizes.
     
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    Well said, and exactly right.
     
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    I hope his "little" actions backfire.
     
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    Another great column by my favorite local columnist, Earl McRae. He expresses my sentiments about this BS to a tee. Sorry if it's a little long, but it's worth it.

    If not flag, why poppy?

    Earl McRae talks to outraged vets after a Bloc MP refused to honour a Legion request to deliver flags
    By EARL MCRAE -- For the Ottawa Sun



    So Andre Bellavance, you ungrateful, shameless hypocrite, what about your poppy?

    And you, Gilles Duceppe, you disrespectful phony, what about your poppy?

    And the poppies a number of your compatriot separatists MPs are wearing?


    There you all were, in the House Of Commons this week, with the precious symbol of Canada's sacrifice in war on your lapels, the poppy honouring Canada's soldiers who went to war, and Canada's soldiers who gave their lives, soldiers from every part of this nation including your own province of Quebec, soldiers who were Canadians, soldiers who fought for Canada, soldiers who fought so that people like you, Andre Bellavance and Gilles Duceppe and your separatist pals, could live under the flag of freedom that you do, and not one of tyranny.

    Yes, the flag.

    The flag of Canada, the glorious red and white and the Maple Leaf that they will have nothing to do with, representing as it does the country they want no part of, the flag treated as if it were used toilet paper when Andre Bellavance refused a request from a Royal Canadian Legion branch in his Quebec riding for three Canadian flags as part of its Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Refused because Bellavance, with the backing of his leader Duceppe, regards the flag as a symbol of the Canada they want to wipe their hands of, and they couldn't care less that among the citizens in Bellavance's riding are French-Canadians who are proud Canadians and who went to war for a united Canada, not a separate Quebec, and some of them, and their descendants, are members of the legion branch given the separatist bum's rush.

    Refused because Bellavance and Duceppe couldn't care less that the previous non-separatist MP for the riding was delighted with the branch's past requests for Canadian flags, and delivered them without a problem, because our veterans matter and should never be forgotten.

    'What an insult'

    The Maple Leaf flag was the emblem under which our soldiers served, Canadians, and the poppy is the sacred emblem through which we remember and honour them, Canadians, and Andre Bellavance, quisling, and Gilles Duceppe, quisling, were in the Parliament of the true north strong and free this week wearing the poppy.

    "It should be ripped right off their jackets, they're disgracing it," snaps Gord Gaffney, 64, whose older brother served with the Royal Canadian Navy in the Korean war. "What an insult to the veterans and all Canadians. It's pathetic."

    Gaffney and his wife Wanita, 53, are members of Legion Branch 593 in Bells Corners. They're sitting over beers with some other members: Claude Begin, 74, Roger Gauthier, 47, and Ken Vaughn, 67.

    "If it wasn't for our veterans, the Bloc Quebecois wouldn't have its freedom," says Gord Gaffney. "Our soldiers were French, English, Indian, and politics had nothing in it, they were all Canadians no matter what province they came from. Boys as young as 16, 18 buried in the war cemeteries overseas -- they died for Canada and that flag."

    Claude Begin, French-Canadian, who spent 33 years in the RCAF: "It's wrong. They're making a political statement. They shouldn't mix in politics. One of my uncles was killed in action three days after D-Day. He was only 18. Another lost an eye in battle. Here at home, a lot of the French ran and hid during the Second World War. They didn't want to fight. This kind of thing doesn't help."

    Wanita Gaffney, whose army father (artillery), fought in Italy: "It's terrible. I am so mad. They (Bloc Quebecois) shouldn't even be allowed in the House Of Commons. They have no respect for our veterans or Canadians as human beings."

    Ken Vaughn, who served in the militia: "It's an insult to our veterans and the flag. Can you imagine if somebody tried this in the States with the American flag? They'd be lynched."

    Roger Gauthier, son of a World War II Navy veteran: "The Bloc Quebecois just confirmed again what the rest of Canada knows: That they're a bunch of traitorous arseholes."



    http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Ottawa/Earl_McRae/2004/11/05/702375.html
     

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