Leave soldiers out of debate
Re: What defines our national interest? (April 12)
It is a confusing time for the average person in Canada and a challenging time for politicians. On one hand, you have environmental activists such as Peter Denton invoking the memory of First World War Canadian troops to justify his belief that “the pipeline” should not be built.
On the other hand, you have individuals and politicians who believe that it is in “the national interest” to build the Trans Mountain pipeline. There are compelling arguments, pro and con, for more pipelines.
Soon I will be in northwest France, where I intend to pay my respects to the brave Canadian soldiers who fought for “freedom.” I honestly don’t know what they would think about this current debate. I do know, though, that I would leave them out of the debate. Let them rest in peace!