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Why I Do Not Wear A Poppy

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.

ABANDON SHIPS?!

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report by two independent think-tanks recommends the Harper government abandon its pet project to construct Arctic patrol ships for the...

Do You Feel Safer Post-9/11? $92 Billion Safer?

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

Now the debate has inevitably begun as to what Canadians have to show for such a massive public investment in something as abstract as 'security.'

Cost Of 9/11 For Canada Revealed In Report

CBC | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada

An additional $92 billion has been spent on national security in Canada in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a report to be r...