Sunday, June 3, 2007

1,000 Signatures!!!

It appears that this petition has legs with over 1,000 signatures in little more than two weeks. Judging by the hundreds of comments written by veterans and their families, the pent-up longing for such a petition is amply evident. A running theme in the comments is that concerted effort for such a course of action is much overdue and one wonders why it has taken 40 years to bring this matter to Parliament's attention. A sense of hopelessness I suspect, which is understandable when you think that so few of our politicians have a background in military service. Apparently only 16 of the current 308 MPs or 5% in Ottawa have ever served in the regular or reserve forces, which is probably high compared to previous sittings of parliament. In any event, it's early goings in this campaign. Let's continue getting the word out!!

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The Petition moves along...

May 1: Laurie Hawn, M.P. agrees to support petition
April 30: Sent draft petition to The Dominion Institute to seek their sponsorship
April 28: Sent draft petition to Captain(N) Pickingford, Project Manager, Canadian Navy Centennial Project
April 27: Sent petition to Blaine Barker of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and Bob Nixon of the Naval Officer's Association of Canada and Peter Dawe, Executive Director of the RMC Club
April 26: The Monarchist League of Canada members are supportive
April 25: Interesting - even heated - debate over at the Navy, Army, Air Force Forum, where the "Yeas" have it by a two-thirds majority.