Canadians understood when the flags were lowered at the end of May. The nation was shocked as unmarked graves were found by the hundreds around former native residential school sites. The history of residential schools is something of a national shame. Nobody really liked to think about the abhorrent policy of taking children from their families and placing them into schools where they were often subject to abuse. An entire culture was disrupted and we are still experiencing the damage and mistrust fostered by those policies. The graves forced us to face that historical injustice.
What we didn’t expect was that the Canadian flags would be lowered permanently. Never in our history has the flag been lowered for a period of time like this and Trudeau won’t give a solid answer on if or when the flag will ever be raised again.
There are protocols and rules for when the Canadian flag is to be lowered. Many businesses and different levels of government follow the lead of the federal status of the flag. That is why we are seeing the Canadian flag at half-mast in front of places such as Superstore. They won’t raise the flag until they see the federal buildings and government take the lead. Trudeau won’t let them.
Remembrance Day is approaching and it is the most solemn of Canada’s national observances. Since 1919 when it was called Armistice Day, Canada would hold services in order to honour fallen soldiers who fought for our freedoms.
For the first time in over 100 years, Canada will not be lowering the flag in honour of those soldiers who performed the ultimate sacrifice because our Imbecile in Chief has kept the flag lowered. We can’t lower the flag to a quarter mast.
Canadian Legions have declared that they will symbolically raise and then lower the flag for Remembrance Day. What a slap in the face to veterans that they have to go through such a rigamarole in order to pay respect to fallen veterans.
Meanwhile, as far as we know every flag on every federal building including our national parliament will not be lowered for Remembrance Day.
Where is Trudeau anyway while we insult our veterans?
He is off partying in the Netherlands as he gets ready to rub shoulders with the world’s top virtue signalers at a climate conference in Glasgow. Trudeau has socks to show off and woke statements to make. He doesn’t have time to pay attention to Canada’s veterans.
Trudeau already demonstrated scorn to veterans when he snidely told a veteran that we are already giving them all we can. It seems that we can’t even maintain a symbol of respect for them with our flags however.
The Trudeau family has held a long tradition of disdain for Canada’s military. Pierre’s loathing for Canada’s armed services is well established.
Pierre Trudeau shook up Canada’s unity. Justin Trudeau appears to be poised to shatter it. If we keep telling Canadians that they should hang their heads in shame at all times and that they can’t even take a little pride in flying the national flag high, we erode the cohesiveness of the country.
This makes the work of independence movements in the West and Quebec all that much easier.
I guess there is one silver lining in that.