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Do Canadians value the importance of Remembrance Day?
Tue, May 1, 2012
Allowing students to opt out of Remembrance Day services is a matter of religious freedom, Premier Greg Selinger says.

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Manitoba students can opt out of Remembrance Day ceremonies


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I agree with Wheels, there is no religion or reason anybody should feel they can opt out of showing respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrafice. The men and women sent into harms way did not make the policy or even have a say where they were going or who was the enemy. They were, are and will be tools of the government to use as it seems fit. If the safety and security of this country or that of it's allies are at risk then we must fight.

Rememberance Day is to remember those who, maybe a month before, couldn't even locate the country they were in on a map. They were there to do a job even if it cost them their lives.

What I find interesting is those saying they don't want to show respect owe this right in itself to these brave men and woman who died for every right we enjoy, whether we agree with them or not.

Personally I think it must be law that every citizen and person within our borders on November 11 must give the respect to those who have fallen for our rights and freedoms. Failure to do so should result in a fine and possible expulsion from this country. Does this sound extreme? Not when you have had a relative buried in a far off foreign land.


Redneck Larry, 2012-11-12 17:21:08

It is becoming a sad country when a few bigots or fools understand that they have the choice to boycott the very reason they have a choice in anything. Their next choice should be to go to a country that does not have a reason to celebrate Remembrance Day.Perhaps after a few years they would realize what it is they now have lost.
wheels, 2012-11-12 16:34:41

i don't think anyone does, even veterans. The news is full of people mad or disgusted in how people celebrate it. Veterans tell you how you should and if you don't do what they say the show their disgust, people tend to blow it off more. Its a time to remember why we shouldn't fight and what that leads to but its turning into complaint day. We truly have forgotten, you wonder why wars start, it starts like that.
wayne, 2012-11-12 09:37:17

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the Lib's of course just don't get it.

There are people and so-called religion's who want to kill us all.
Dave, 2012-11-11 11:48:07

There is no possible reason any one can use to not acknowledge remembrance day. The brave men and women who gave up their lives fought so that these ignorant lowlife pieces of feces could stand up and say they boycott a ceremony the honors out war dead, There is no possible reason other than being islamic for being a against a day that is non religious in any nature. The boy cotters should spend a few months in Syria or chad to understand the why and the sacrifice. This is even lower than refusing to fight for your country on grounds of being against war, No war would mean that that you would not be free to say No ,
wheels, 2012-11-11 02:39:17

This comment was for students and others working their choice of right. The soldiers who fought and died for these rights would turn over in their grave if these rights are forfeited due to some biggoted and self rightous teacher or political doolie. Freedom of choice is one of these freedoms. It therefore is our right as a Canadian citizen to decide for ourself if we want to participate.

Remember...our right to choose for ourself...

Not whether we hold vets in esteme.
jean, 2012-11-10 12:13:30

not by your words loser....
The Crusher, 2009-12-08 10:57:10

"Closed

EH?"

Doubtful.
CanadianKimchi, 2009-12-08 00:44:24

Not yet,still open and will be for awhile
tiny pei, 2009-12-07 13:58:30

seems someone left a word out when labelling them-self;

"Closed -minded"

EH?

, 2009-12-06 11:36:59

poor thing, at-least its finally being honest about itself.
beakie, 2009-12-07 13:33:17

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