Entries by Amy MacPherson from 05/2012

Hey Harper, Socialists Were War Heroes Too

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Whatever the Prime Minister wishes to call socialists, they too risked their lives and bared arms. They didn't just talk about it. My grandpa was one of them. William Coker was a farmer from the Ontario greenbelt; a young and proud socialist who believed in public ownership, universal health care, pensions, children's allowance and EI. As a member of RHLI, grandpa would continue to the Battle of Dieppe where he faced the most brutal engagement of the entire war.