Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Where's a Chretien-slush-fund when you really need it?

Babble on.

Would someone please tell me what the hell Heritage Canada's purpose is if not to preserve Canadian heritage?

War veterans regard it as one of the last Victoria Crosses ever to be awarded to a Canadian and say it's a precious artifact unlikely to be bestowed here again.

But the military medal of Cpl. Fred Topham, a former hard-rock miner from Toronto, is up for auction, and friends and relatives say it would never be seen again if allowed to slip into the private collection of a wealthy overseas bidder. (salute to Sinister Thoughts)


These twits in Ottawa can spend "$127,223 on a poll last February testing approaches to diffuse negative reaction to the bombshell auditor general's report [on AdScam]", but can't shell out a single nickel to keep one of only sixteen Canadian WWII Victoria Crosses in Canada.

Absolutely disgraceful.

Babble off.

3 Comments:

At 3:30 p.m., Blogger Kateland, aka TZH said...

I agree but whatever happened to the Extreme Devotion to Duty Postings? I really enjoyed those and I hope you bring them back.

 
At 4:15 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slush fund? Its probably being held in trust until
Bill C-9: Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec is passed.

Ugghhh...

Dennis S.

 
At 9:18 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you know? Canadian Heritage's job is to make sure that Celine Dion gets all of her royalties and that internet users get screwed.

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041111.gttwcopy11/BNStory/Technology

"Last week, the standing committee on Canadian Heritage resubmitted its recommendations for updating the Copyright Act of 1998 and ratifying the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty. Copyright lawyers say that if the changes are made into law, you will not even be able to own your own wedding pictures or save a Web page without paying for it."

 

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