Monday, April 9, 2007

Thank-you, Jack, et Merci, Stephane.

Nation, it's pretty late, and I don't know if this is going to make any sense. Bear with me.

At ceremonies today celebrating the 90th anniversary of the battle that entrenched Canada in the global consciousness as a sovereign nation, our Prime Minister bore the terrible news that 6 of our finest were killed in Afghanistan.

Some will see the parallels as fitting. Others will use this as fodder for their rabid anti-Harper agendas.

Stephane Dion and Jack Layton, for today at least, will not. And I applaud them for that.

There is a time and a place to have this argument. Now, whilst figuratively standing over the bodies of the fallen, is neither. Mr. Layton and Monsieur Dion are to be commended for their restraint and respect.

Perhaps decency in politics isn't completely dead after all.

- ES

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