RE: Re-nam­ing pro­posal for Cum­ber­land Se­niors’ Park

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I was sur­prised been asked to Se­niors Park’’.

I do not ques­tion the his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance of the R22eR to Canada.

I do ques­tion Ot­tawa as an ap­pro­pri­ate lo­ca­tion for a Reg­i­ment based near Que­bec City. To my knowl­edge, there is no his­tor­i­cal con­nec­tion be­tween the R22eR and the City of Ot­tawa, or Or­léans. What about the other Reg­i­ments/Corps ie RCR, RCA, RCD, RCEME, etc that should also be hon­oured by that’the City re­name the of Ot­tawa has ‘Cum­ber­land a named park in Ot­tawa?

As stated in the ar­ti­cle, the R22eR has ex­isted since the Great War (1914-18). The Cum­ber­land Se­niors’ Park was opened in 2009. While I couldn’t find a park ac­tu­ally named the R22eR Park you may agree that La Ci­tadelle is one of the most rec­og­nized parks in Canada.

What has changed in the past four years to force a name change?

Lorne Facey Or­léans res­i­dent

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