In reference to the recent and many letters regarding acknowledging the Korean War vets and the issue with the federal government not looking into issuing a stamp in recognition, if I may add, it does not seem to matter what party is in power at the federal level - be it the Conservatives or the Liberals - remembering the vets is a sideline.
Do all provinces within Canada celebrate Remembrance Day as a statutory holiday on Nov. 11? No. Why not? When will this change? Ever? I deem not. Might I single out Quebec, my birth province?
The federal government is nothing more than one that seeks to play the middle field - don't antagonize anyone for fear of losing votes - that is all it is.
Instead of putting its foot down and making a decree that on Nov. 11 every province will have a Remembrance Day statutory holiday, they allow that day to go by as any other normal day.
And with the Parti Québécois victory in Quebec, once they are in power, the feds will simply bend over backwards to appease Quebec and all of Pauline Marois' demands. It truly makes me sick - sick and tired.
This is the best country on Earth to live in, and we are allowing it to fester - and we can do nothing, absolutely nothing, to change that.
Why? Because whether you vote Liberal or Conservative or any other party, nothing will change.
My hat goes off to the Korean War vets. My hat goes off to all the vets who served in our services in all the wars.
My Dad served in the RCAF in the Second World War - if he were still around, I wonder if he would bow his head in disgust.
Ray Yule Port Coquitlam