War Museum puts up nearly $300,000 to buy auctioned war medals

Nine medals, including a Victoria Cross, were in danger of going to foreign buyers

The federal crown corporation that oversees Canada’s War Museum has stepped in to buy nine Canadian military medals that were being sold at auction. The medals, including a Victoria Cross, were originally awarded to Robert Shankland of the famed Valour Road in Winnipeg. The sale of such medals has been the subject of controversy, raising fears that Canadian military decorations could be sold to foreign buyers and taken out of the country. The NDP has introduced a bill that would bar similar sales of medals.

Ottawa Citizen

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