Saturday, April 22, 2006

No Half Staff Flags On Parliament Hill For You, Soldier

The Harper government will not lower flags on the Parliament Buildings or other government buildings in Ottawa.

They claim to be returning to tradition whereby one day a year is set aside, November 11, to honour fallen soldiers. They say that the Paul Martin government was the first to lower the flags in Ottawa to the honour the deaths of specific soldiers and they are just returning to an older tradition.


They'll be trying to ban news reports of returning coffins next.

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