Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's the Plains of Abraham, Round 2, as PQ and Ottawa square off

Barry Artiste Op/Ed

How long does it take for old wounds to heal? Apparently, when the injury came at the hands of the British on the Plains of Abraham, 250 years is not long enough.

Agnès Maltais, Parti Québécois MNA for the Quebec City riding of Taschereau, shares with Le Soleil her outrage that federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner plans to attend a re-enactment this summer of the battle of the Plains of Abraham. The skirmish will mark the 250th anniversary of the battle, in which the British under General Wolfe defeated General Montcalm's French forces, bringing an end to French rule over what is now Quebec.

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