Some Canadians do think like us

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    When to lower the flag for Canada's war dead

    CBC News Online | April 24, 2006

    Four more Canadian soldiers are killed in Afghanistan and once again the flags on Parliament Hill are not lowered to half-mast.

    Judging by talk shows and some letters to the editor, some Canadians are upset by this, calling it a show of disrespect for those who lay down their lives for their country. They also note that the former Liberal administration routinely lowered the Peace Tower flag in honour of a lost soldier.

    But the policy the new Conservative government has adopted – it also didn't lower Parliament's flags when three Canadian soldiers were killed in March – is probably more in keeping with the way Canada has always looked at its fallen warriors.


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    It's a return to normal protocol. Chretien chose to politicize the death of four soldiers in Afghanistan through US friendly fire, and lowered the flags to half-mast. Harper is returning to the normal way Canadians honour the death of their soldiers, on November 11th - Rememberence Day. This has nothing to do with nationality.

     

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