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Post by Dannypaj on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 05:36

Politicians are blind to this, we mean more as Soldiers and Peace Keepers to children then any "LYING politician" ever will.
This is not going to go unnoticed, protest are starting up already.
Smile for the cameras and spread the message of the quagmire VAC system.


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Liberals 'Dishonouring' Soldiers Killed In Terror Attacks

Post by Guest on Fri 21 Oct 2016, 15:35

Liberals 'Dishonouring' Soldiers Killed In Terror Attacks.

Ocot 21, 2015

Conservatives are accusing the Liberal government of trying to forget about terror attacks on Canadian soil that claimed the lives of two soldiers.

Tory MP Peter Van Loan rose in question period Friday to note that Saturday will mark two years since the shooting on Parliament Hill, when “a jihadist terrorist struck at the heart of our freedom and democracy.” Minutes before that attack, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was gunned down at the National War Memorial.

“The thickness of a door and brave actions of our Hill security staff saved members here a similar fate,” Van Loan said.

Just two days before the chaos in Ottawa, another avowed jihadist ran down Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, in his car in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

Though thousands of Canadians attended a ceremony in Ottawa last October to honour both Cirillo and Vincent, Liberals have not planned something similar this year.

“The Liberals want Canadians to forget. There will be no memorial," Van Loan said. “Why are the Liberals dishonouring these fallen men and trying to pretend these jihadist attacks never happened?”

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr said all Canadians remember the tragic events of October 2014.

"Why are the Liberals dishonouring these fallen men and trying to pretend these jihadist attacks never happened?"

Vincent and Cirillo will be honoured at events in Ottawa and across the country on Remembrance Day next month, Hehr said, when Canadians think of soldiers who paid the ultimate price “in war time and at peace, at home and abroad.”

Hehr appeared to shoot Van Loan a stare after answering.

Tory MP John Brassard, his party’s critic for veterans affairs, also rose just before question period to call Liberals out on the matter.

Brassard noted that a ceremony last year at the National War Memorial included a speech from the Governor General, a military march, a fly-pass of CF-18 fighter jets and the unveiling of a plaque for Cirillo at the site.

In one memorable moment, then-prime minister Stephen Harper and prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau came together to lay a wreath, mere days after a hard-fought election campaign came to an end.

“This year, there’s no commemoration, no event, and no honour is being paid to these fallen heroes by this government,” Brassard said.

Veterans are “deeply saddened by this lack of remembrance,” he added.

Ottawa Liberal MP David McGuinty also delivered a member’s statement paying tribute to Cirillo, calling him a “beautiful example of what the Armed Forces can represent.”

McGuinty lauded soldiers who choose to “watch over us” in the pursuit of a world free of injustice and oppression.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them,” he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/10/21/peter-van-loan-liberals-nathan-cirillo-patrice-vincent_n_12589384.html

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Conservatives seething over lack of terror attack ceremony

Post by Guest on Fri 21 Oct 2016, 19:55

Conservatives seething over lack of terror attack ceremony.

Oct 21, 2016

Poli sci profs suggest government taking quieter approach to national security

The Liberals’ decision to not mark the second anniversary of the Parliament Hill shooting triggered sharp criticism from Conservative MPs Friday who accused the government of brushing over the attack.

News broke Friday morning that the government would not host a memorial to mark the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed when a gunman attacked the Canadian War Memorial on Oct. 22 before storming Centre Block and dying in a shoot-out with Parliament Hill security officials. To mark the first anniversary last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau led a ceremony that included a fly-by of CF-18 fighter jets.

In question period Friday, Conservative veterans affairs critic John Brassard attacked the government for deciding not to hold a similar commemoration this year.

“I think I can safely say on behalf of all veterans and all Canadians that we are deeply saddened by this,” said Brassard.

And others have taken to Twitter to express their disapproval.

Peter Woolstencroft, an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, speculates that the Liberals are making a deliberate choice to keep people’s minds off national security.

“They haven’t changed much of the policies … but they certainly haven’t been beating the drums about the terrorist threat,” said Woolstencroft. He argues that while the Harper government might have overplayed the threat of terrorism, Trudeau’s Liberals are actively switching gears on the issues of security and the role of the military.

While Harper focused on fighting and boosting the military’s presence in Canada, Trudeau is focused on involving Canadian troops in peace support operations — widely expected to include a contribution to a highly dangerous UN mission in Mali.

“So the last thing they want to do is commemorate an attack on the Parliament buildings, because that immediately raises the question, ‘Could there be another attack?’ What are they doing, in American terms, to secure the homeland?’” Woolstencroft said. He acknowledged the argument that Canada doesn’t need to mark the event every year, given the high-profile annual memorial on Remembrance Day.

“When people aren’t given something to think about, they don’t think about it.”

According to a poll recently released by Nanos Research, Canadians have consistently rated national security issues — fighting terrorism, securing borders and ensuring safe communities — as very important since 2012.

“This poll reflects that security has become a constant in the Western psyche when we’re talking about foreign policy,” said Tim Abray, a PhD candidate and teaching fellow at Queen’s University who is researching political communication and voter behaviour.

On issues like border security and fighting terrorism, Nanos found that Canadians have a lower level of confidence in Trudeau’s government than they did in the previous Conservative government.

Notably, Canadians’ confidence in the current government’s ability to protect borders is 11 per cent lower than it was in 2015.

The fact that the Liberals are not focusing their communications strategy on promoting a national security agenda likely also reinforces the belief among people who supported Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda that Trudeau is softer on security issues than Harper was, Abray said.

Abray also suggested the choice may be a conscious one on the government’s behalf — an attempt to avoid diverting attention away from their core policy areas such as the environment, indigenous relations and inter-provincial relations.

“People who were certain that Harper was going to do a better job of protecting Canada are even more certain of that now because they’ve been given nothing to show them otherwise.”

http://ipolitics.ca/2016/10/21/conservatives-critical-of-governments-decision-not-to-mark-second-anniversary-of-parliament-hill-attacks/

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