No more silence on Remembrance Day
Thousands of legitimate Canadians, including war veterans and their children, have been denied Canadian citizenship due to arcane provisions of the Citizenship Act, some of them blatantly discriminatory. Known as the "Lost Canadians", these people are still waiting for justice from a federal government that has promised change for years while refusing to act.
Two minutes of silence on Remembrance Day? Not me.
"It is reprehensible that those who died for Canada during the First and Second World Wars are denied their Canadian citizenship. It is past time the Canadian government stepped up and corrected a serious wrong.
"As we approach Remembrance Day, I believe we must inform Canadians that their government refuses to recognize as Canadian citizens those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I was told personally by Jason Kenney that these soldiers were "heroes" but never citizens of the country they defended. Most Canadians are unaware of these facts. Those that I question and inform are indignant.
"Please, please in any statements you make for Remembrance Day, speak up for those who can no long speak for themselves. Our war-dead deserve our respect, our appreciation, and our voice."