NDP Votes Against Protection for War Memorials
OTTAWA, October 31, 2012 – In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day, Canadians across the country will take time to remember the sacrifices made by those who selflessly served our country in defence of our core values and freedoms.
Canadians from coast to coast to coast will visit war memorials on November 11th and pay their respects. We believe these war memorials are sacred ground and that they should be treated with the utmost respect. That is why our Government supported Bill C-217 an Act that would protect war memorials and cenotaphs in Canada.
Unfortunately, Thomas Mulcair’s NDP stood and voted against this piece of legislation.
“They voted against consequences for individuals that desecrate Canada’s monuments commemorating our veterans,” said Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Prince Albert. “They voted against tough penalties for those who intentionally defile permanent tributes to Canada’s fallen heroes.”
“It is simply disgraceful that Mr. Mulcair’s NDP would vote against this meaningful and important piece of legislation” added MP Hoback.