It appears the $30 million spent marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 could have been better used on infrastructure, military jets, or just tossed off with the rest of the money used to advertise the government's Economic Action Plan.
Because it appears to have gone to waste, as far as Canadians are concerned.
As recently as this week, the Government of Canada was commemorating the War of 1812. A Tuesday event with the Niagara Historical Society was the latest in a seemingly endless celebration of the “seminal event in the making of our great country.”
Those are their words, not mine.
Trumpets have blared for over a year now. Battles have been reenacted, commemorative coins have been minted. It’s been quite a to-do, and if someone wasn’t paying attention they would think the entire nation had been swept up in a blur of bicentennial celebration.
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