There are 3 Canadians left alive who served in WWI. The Dominion Institute would like the last one to die to receive a state funeral. You can, should you choose, sign the petition here.
On balance, I decided to sign it, but not without a twinge of unease. I think it's an excellent idea to remind Canadians of our history, and a way to show pride in our soldiers.
That said, I have two major concerns. The first would apply universally - I'm not sure what it says to have the last soldier to die celebrated in a way that the previous soldiers were not. Not sure this is a big deal, really, but it makes me uneasy.
The second reality is that we have a Conservative government that, should it be in power when the last soldier dies, will absolutely, 100% guaranteed use it as a campaign prop. I can think of nothing worse, frankly.
Anyway, like I said sign the petition if you like, or not if not. Leave your reasons for both in the comments, if you like.