Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Well, that was easy

Gee, if only it could all be this uncontroversial:
The House of Commons voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of an NDP motion asking the government to sponsor a full state funeral when the last First World War veteran passes away.

Only three surviving First World War veterans - Dwight (Percy) Wilson, 105, and Lloyd Clemett and John Babcock, both 106 - are still alive.

NDP Leader Jack Layton said the government should recognize that a state funeral would celebrate "the contribution of a whole generation of Canadians who served, whether overseas or here at home and their families as well."
Nice to see the Commons voting unanimously for a NDP motion.

I wonder if we can count on the same support for our bill to change "O, Canada" to "the Internationale"...

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