The refighting of WWI enters its third day - Macleans.ca
 

The refighting of WWI enters its third day

Everyone is profoundly saddened


 

Asked about his comments of 2007 that were first reported two years ago, Alexandre Boulerice questions Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney.

Boulerice offered no defence of his comments, but he did shoot back at Blaney on Wednesday. “I think Mr. Blaney yesterday, it was the last day to engage in partisan politics and to try and score points like that, with old stories,” said Boulerice in Montreal. “He is the minister who is making the largest cuts in support programs for disabled veterans.”

Conservative MP Erin O’Toole is profoundly saddened.

Just appeared on @SunNewsNetwork to discuss #VimyRidgeDay and the unfortunate commentary from an #NDP MP that has clouded this week

So perhaps Mr. Boulerice and Mr. O’Toole are in agreement that this shouldn’t have been brought up this week?

Meanwhile, Sun reporter Brigitte Pellerin says Mr. Boulerice didn’t insult soldiers and John Geddes explores the political history of World War I. If this discussion is to continue, it should at least include a debate about the Conscription Crisis.


 

The refighting of WWI enters its third day

  1. Well what were they supposed to do? Let hitler run roughshod all over them? Those NDPers would have fought on Hitlers side ya know! They are hitler-lovers! Yeah- they love Hitler and if not for our brave boys at Vimy, hitler and the panzers would have……

    Wha?…..

    (wife leans in, whispers in ear)

    Oh.

    Nevermind.

    • Too late bud. The email for a donation to fighting those limp wristed, CCF, commie lovers, who didn’t want to go to Dieppe is winging its way to you as we…[ second wife intervenes]……nevermind…just send em 10 bucks to shut up anyway.

      • We’d all be living in Berlin, Ontario if not for the brave government propagandists!

  2. My comment on the previous thread was overly flippant and dismissive. Of course the Great Powers didn’t go to war just because of the assassination of some noble class effete. There was also the question of who owned Africa: Germany or England? Definitely a cause that Canada had to send its young soldiers to die for.

    • I like Black adder’s explanation. The whole thing was fought so they could move [ the lunatic English general who was in charge??] drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin.

      • Lord Kitchener in real life…I’m not sure about on Black Adder. :)

    • As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations Canada’s involvement with World War1 was a foregone conclusion. The Boer War was just a warmup.

  3. If Mister Boulerice is guilty of anything, he is merely guilty of telling the truth!That’s something that the Harper reformatorys are never guilty of unless of course on the off chance of a talking point having a slight semblence of truth to it. Wake up Blaney and spend your time improving the lives of the men and women who served us so well over the years and treat them with the respect they deserve and stop relegating them to the poverty lines and food banks.

  4. Boulerice was only writing what he believed to be fashionable amongst radical left-wingers. There’s no thought behind his comments. He would probably support North Korea’s regime also, because his Communist supporters see their government as something to mimic.

    And it doesn’t matter what he thinks either. The war’s over, it’s combatants almost all passed on. Are we learning anything new about our society from Boulerice’s comments? Will it have any impact on how we proceed in future conflicts? Absolutely not!

    What we do learn from his comments, however, is how the left-wing views the world. Wars started by fascist regime’s are no big deal until free and democratic western states defend themselves. Then they become a terrible atrocity.

    • Do you know that WWI and WWII were two different wars, fought for different reasons?

      • Yes.

        • Do you know which one was a war against fascism, and which was a war of imperialism?

    • “There’s no thought behind his comments.”
      Really?
      What about bad thought?

  5. I like A.W.
    He is OK.