Veterans deserve proper protection
Re: “Tax bill puts LaSalle Legion on the brink” (Bill Brownstein, Oct. 9)
Unfortunately, Que be ce rs should not be surprised that La Sal le’ s Royal Canadian Legion 212 is under financial attack, bearing in mind that Quebec is among the provinces that do not observe the sombre reflection of Remembrance Day with a statutory holiday.
This is sad on many levels, not least of which is that veterans and their families secured the democratic structures that ground contemporary Quebec. Canadian forces constantly travel to ra va ged a rea s to perform humanitarian fe ats as peace keeper sand relief workers. And yet civil authorities have decided to close the Turcot on the weekend of Nov .11, thus denying easy travel for veterans, families, friends and the general public to numerous gatherings, cemeteries, services and other events.
If the CAQ truly wanted to unite citizens, a ll legions in the province would be swift ly guaranteed the appropriate legal and financial status so that they can continue to be special places of reflection and honour within our society.
Jon Bradley, Beaconsfield