A memorial? Seriously? To what? The brave men of the Empire who died fighting for British expansionist colonialism against American expansionist colonialism?
A new memorial in the nation's capital and a series of commemorative events are among the plans announced Tuesday by the federal government to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.Heritage Minister James Moore released details of the government's plans at an event in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., and they include an education campaign to raise awareness among Canadians about the historic struggle."We don't do enough in this country to protect our past, to teach our past, to get kids involved and to learn about this country's brilliant history and the important moments of our past," Moore said. "There is no greater example of that than the War of 1812. Not enough Canadians know about the importance of the War of 1812. It was the fight for Canada."
Or, maybe again it's a case of their duplicitous celebration of war in defence of Canada (because Canada existed 1812...) against the US, at the same time they sell us out to US corporate and security interests.