Friday, April 28, 2006

Half-Staff


Half-Staff
Originally uploaded by Alejandro the Great.
Interesting that the provincial government would make sure that the flag was flying at half-staff at exactly the time of the $1000-a-plate dinner for Stephen Harper.

By al - 7:47 PM |

Comments:
Make a solid choice is all I'm sayin.

1.
Honour all dead. No one gets special recognition. Flag at halfmast for whole lotta years.

2.
Respect Remembrance Day.
 
I'm more baffled at what a stupid decision it was politically to time it so the change back to normal protocol coincided with the worst single-day casualty figure since the Korean War.
 
If you look at the Govt of Canada website you'll see this:

'Today the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, federal Minister of Labour attended a ceremony to mark the National Day of Mourning, instituted to commemorate workers killed, injured, disabled or suffering illness as a result of workplace tragedies.' And this:

'In December 1990, the Government of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act, which established April 28th as the official day to be observed every year to commemorate workers injured or killed on the job, or who suffer from occupational illnesses.

So that's what the half-mast is about today, not about the soldiers killed.

B-)
 
That's some damn impressive research, wow.
 
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