The tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa

Fears of "backlash" over Ottawa's spending plans to mark Centenary

Posted on on 26 February 2014
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The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian Department of National Defence is concerned that it could face a "backlash" over its spending plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

The Globe and Mail quotes an internal Defence communication, which says: “there is the risk of criticism for spending on commemoration instead of investing more in services and benefits for veterans”.

To read the full article, visit The Globe and Mail website here.

Date of article publication: 19/02/2014

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Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News