Vet­er­ans de­serve proper pro­tec­tion

Re: “Tax bill puts LaSalle Le­gion on the brink” (Bill Brown­stein, Oct. 9)

Montreal Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

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

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