With only 11 days to go before November 11, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still not ready to raise the Canadian flag, so it can be lowered that day in honour of those who fought and died for their country.
When asked at the COP26 meetings in Glasgow on Tuesday, Trudeau said talks on the flag issues are ongoing with indigenous leaders and he hoped the flag would be raised before November 11, so they can be lowered on Remembrance Day.
“We continue to work very closely with partners, with indigenous peoples, with communities across the country. There is an understanding of how important it is to be able to lower the flags on Remembrance Day to mark our veterans, to mark people, including indigenous peoples who stepped up to fight for Canadian values and made the ultimate sacrifice,” he said.
“I’m confident that the conversations with indigenous leadership on making sure we are able to lower the flags once again on November 11 will come at the right solution.”
In the Second War War alone, close to 61,000 Canadians were killed, and another 172,000 were wounded.
In the First World War, more than 66,000 Canadian service members were killed and more than 172,000 were wounded.
Trudeau ordered the flags to be lowered seven months ago to mark the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools in the country.
Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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