Government |

By: Mysafework  09-12-2011

Big news item in my country this week: When to lower the flag to half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Should it be only on Remembrance Day (as it is now) or


I respect the men and women who help keep the peace in strife-torn regions around the world; they are amazing people, and they risk their lives doing their job. But if the government cannot decide on this, I've got an alternative idea..

Let's lower the flag to half-mast every time any Canadian dies on the job.

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